Poor Sean Spicer.
The hapless White House Press Secretary this morning told the press corps that “even Adolf Hitler” did not use chemical weapons on his own people.
Asked for clarification, Spicer dug the hole deeper:
“He was not using the gas on his own people in the same way that Assad is doing.”
and later in the day,
“In no way was I trying to lessen the horrendous nature of the Holocaust, however, I was trying to draw a contrast of the tactic of using airplanes to drop chemical weapons on innocent people,”
. . . which was like throwing a bucket of chum into shark-infested waters.
The voices of professional outrage instantly called for Spicer to be fired.
First up was Steven Goldstein, shameless opportunist and executive director of the gay rights advocacy group, the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect:
“Spicer’s statement is the most evil slur upon a group of people we have ever heard from a White House press secretary”
. . . he spluttered, leaving us all wondering what the hell he was talking about. ( “Evil? a slur? on whom? What in hell? Maybe English isn’t his first language.”)
Next at bat was former singer Barbra Streisand, who had this faux indignant tweet to impart:
Sean Spicer should be fired for saying Hitler did not use chemical weapons on “his own people.” You mean 6 million Jews don’t count?,”
Um . . . count as what? Does Streisand really think of the victims of the Holocaust as being “his (Hitler’s) own people” ?
And Princess Chelsea The Irrelevant had this condescending remark to make:
“I hope @PressSec takes time to visit @HolocaustMuseum. It’s a few blocks away.”
. . . proving that she’s her mother’s daughter, sure enough.
Such is the nature of Trump Derangement Syndrome. For the next eight years, the level of outrage a remark elicits will indicate nothing about the remark, and everything about the political affiliations of the remarker.