Sean Spicer is facing calls to resign from his position as press secretary after a Tuesday press conference in which he compared Hitler favorably to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, falsely claiming that Hitler did not use “gas on his own people.”
Response to the comments was quick and scatching. Steven Goldstein, Executive Director of the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect, called for the press secretary to resign. So did House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.
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— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) April 11, 2017
In his statement, Goldstein said, “On Passover no less, Sean Spicer has engaged in Holocaust denial, the most offensive form of fake news imaginable, by denying Hitler gassed millions of Jews to death. Spicer’s statement is the most evil slur upon a group of people we have overheard from a White House press secretary. Sean Spicer now lacks the integrity to serve as White House press secretary, and President Trump must fire him at once.”
Pelosi’s statement was similar. “While Jewish families across America celebrate Passover, the chief spokesman of this White House is downplaying the horror of the Holocaust. Sean Spicer must be fired, and the President must immediately disavow his spokesman’s statements. Either he is speaking for the President, or the President should have known better than to hire him.”
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