'You assh*le': Internet stunned as Spicer says Trump 'went out of his way' to recognize Holocaust
White House press secretary Sean Spicer (Screenshot)

President Donald Trump's statement on Holocaust Memorial Day last week drew heavy fire from critics -- including the Republican Jewish Coalition -- because it failed to specifically mention the suffering of Jews under Nazi Germany.


Instead of apologizing for the oversight, however, the White House has doubled down and claimed that the statement didn't make any mention of Jews because millions of other people died at the Nazis' hands, not only Jews.

On Monday, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer defended the administration's statement, and slammed critics for "nitpicking" it.

"The president went out of his way to recognize the Holocaust," a frustrated Spicer said.

Additionally, Spicer said that Trump's statement on the Holocaust was "widely praised," despite the fact that several Jewish groups, ranging from the Anti-Defamation League to the aforementioned RJC, publicly criticized it.

The reaction to Spicer's latest defense of the administration's Holocaust statement was swift and fierce, and Jewish conservatives such as John Podhoretz found themselves profanely lashing out at the White House press secretary.

Some additional choice reactions to Spicer's Holocaust comments follow below.