Come on, Sean.
In trying to explain the brutality of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer screwed up bigly.
Just how bad is Assad? Spicer went straight to the internet's most overused (albeit somewhat apt, in this case) comparison: "You had someone as despicable as Hitler, who didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons" like Assad did.
Spicer on Syria: “You had someone as despicable as Hitler who didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons...” https://t.co/UN3JfRRg0w— Bradd Jaffy (@Bradd Jaffy)1491934048.0
People quickly reacted with variations of "WTF are you doing, Spicey?" — not just over the fact that Spicer not only invoked one of history's greatest villains, but because he actually downplayed just how horrible Hitler was.