White House spokesman, Sean Spicer, said on Wednesday he was personally and professionally pained by his comments comparing the atrocities of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Adolf Hitler, saying he made a mistake and let down the president.
“I made a mistake. There’s no other way to say it.
“I got into a topic that I shouldn’t have and I screwed up,” Spicer said during an event at a museum in Washington.
“I hope I showed that I understand that I did that and that sought people’s forgiveness because I screwed up.”
Spicer said his comments were professionally upsetting because President Donald Trump had had “an unbelievable successful couple of weeks” and it was his job to amplify that message of accomplishment but “I’ve let the president down.”
NAN reports that Spicer was asked on Tuesday about the U.S. response to Bashar al Assad’s alleged use of sarin gas on civilians and he said: “I think a couple things. You, look—we didn’t use chemical weapons in World War II.
“You know, you had someone who is despicable as Hitler who didn’t even sink to the, to the, to using chemical weapons.
“So, you have to, if you’re Russia, ask yourself, is this a country that you, and regime you want to align yourself with?”