Sean Spicer put his foot in his mouth — and he knows it.
On Wednesday, the White House Press Secretary continued his apology tour after he accidentally became a Holocaust denier during a recent press briefing. Man, oh man.
In case you were unaware, the Donald Trump lackey tried to defend the President’s military action against Syria by comparing Assad to Hitler. However, Spicer proved he had no clue what he was talking about as he went onto to say that Hitler hadn’t used chemical weapons on his own people… even though he definitely did.
Although he already made a formal apology on CNN‘s The Situation Room, Spicey took some time during his 30 minute appearance at the Newseum forum to once again apologize. In regards to his insensitive gaffe, the 45-year-old explained:
“[It’s] mine to own, mine to apologize for and mine to ask forgiveness for.”
Sean also added that he let the president down. Well, DUH. The (supposed) communications expert noted:
“Part of existing is understanding that when you do something wrong, if you own up to it, you do it. You let people know, and I did…It’s a very holy week for both the Jewish people and the Christian people, and to make a gaffe and a mistake like this is inexcusable and reprehensible. Of all weeks, this compounds that kind of mistake.”
You can say that again! He continued:
“It’s painful to myself to know that I did something like that, because that obviously was not my intention, and to know when you screw up that you possibly offended a lot of people. So I would ask for folks’ forgiveness, to understand that I should not have tried to make a comparison. There’s no comparing atrocities and this is a very solemn time for so many folks that this is part of that.”
On top of the comment being inaccurate and offensive, Sean’s comment also distracted from the “unbelievable couple of weeks” POTUS has had — his words, not ours. The White House employee relayed:
“When you’re distracting from that message of accomplishment, and you’re job is to be the exact opposite, on a professional level it’s disappointing because I think I’ve let the president down. So on both a personal level and a professional level, that will go down as not a very good day in my history.”
We mean, how does this guy STILL have a job?? Be sure to ch-ch-check out Spicer’s latest apology for yourself (below)!