White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has apologized for his numerous misstatements about Adolf Hitler’s use of chemical weapons — but the executive director of the Anne Frank Center thinks that’s not good enough.
In an interview with CNN on Wednesday, Anne Frank Center Executive Director Steven Goldstein called on President Donald Trump to fire Spicer over his bogus claims about the Holocaust, as he said it shouldn’t have taken Spicer so long to realize that he made a major mistake when he said that Hitler had never used chemical weapons on his own people.
“Let me tell you why we can’t accept his apology: It took him three apologies attempts to finally, sort-of get it right,” Goldstein began. “At his press briefing, he made a statement, then later he made it worse, then after his press briefing he made it worse. Finally, with an outcry, finally he went on Wolf Blitzer and apologized.”
Goldstein then argued that these sort of mistakes are symbolic of an administration that fundamentally lacks compassion.
“They don’t have the DNA of compassion, and they don’t have the DNA of the knowledge of history,” he said. “Any sixth grader knows what Sean Spicer didn’t know… How can we possibly have a man speak for President Trump who doesn’t know basic history?”
Watch the full segment below.
Most Republican voters admit to feeling ‘embarrassed’ and ‘exhausted’ by Trump’s comments
Some diehard supporters of President Donald Trump have asserted that they admire the fact that he is so unapologetic about his rhetoric and his actions. But according to a new Pew Research survey, most Republican or Republican-leaning voters admit that they sometimes feel “embarrassed” or “concerned” about things that Trump says.
According to Pew, 53% of Republican or Republican-leaning voters say they sometimes feel “embarrassed” by Trump’s comments — while 59% are sometimes “concerned” by them. Some of the adjectives Pew ran by GOP or GOP-leaning voters were even stronger, including “angry,” “exhausted” and “frightened.”
Facebook moderator died from heart attack on the job — and managers were ordered not to tell employees: report
A Facebook moderator died of a heart attack last while on the job for the social media giant, according to a new report detailing miserable working conditions for the company's employees.
Keith Utley, a former Coast Guard lieutenant commander, was working an overnight shift at Facebook's moderator site in Tampa, Florida, when co-workers noticed him slump out of his chair, reported The Verge.
Biden tells billionaires that things wouldn’t change under his administration
Don't worry, billionaires: your standard of living won't change under a Joe Biden administration.
That's the message the Democratic frontrunner delivered to donors Tuesday as he continued a fundraising trip in New York that saw him on Monday tell a room of wealthy Wall Streeters "you guys are great" and ask a Trump-loving supermarket magnate for support.
In Biden's comments Tuesday, the former vice president told a room of 100 of the New York financial elite, including bankers Robert Rubin and Roger Altman, both of whom worked in the Treasury Department under Democratic administrations, that he wasn't their enemy. According to Bloomberg reporter Jennifer Epstein, Biden took pains to separate himself from the rest of the field in his comments.