A spokesman for German chancellor Angela Merkel chastised White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer for his mangling on history on Tuesday and his effort to portray Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad as being worse than Adolf Hitler.
The Associated Press reported that Merkel spokesman Steffen Seibert said on Wednesday that comparing modern day situations to what happened in World War II is a dicey business.
Spicer’s statements, said Seibert, “only shows what is in any case the German government’s position — any comparison of current situations with Nazi crimes leads to nothing good.”
On Tuesday, Spicer made a series of gaffes while attempting to make the case for intervention in Syria and removal of Assad from power.
The gaffes came at a time when the White House is rumored to be undergoing seismic shifts in terms of who has President Donald Trump’s ear and who may be on the way out. Spicer may join Steve Bannon and Reince Priebus on the list of White House staffers who are expected to be ending their run soon.