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Jake Tapper blasts Sean Spicer’s ‘false and ignorant’ Holocaust revisionism

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CNN’s Jake Tapper on Tuesday fact-checked Sean Spicer after the White House press secretary argued even Adolf Hitler didn’t “sink” to the tactics currently deployed by Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad against his own citizens, despite the fact that Hitler oversaw the systematic killing of millions of innocent people.

“The Lead” host noted the “rather stunning comment” from Spicer, spoken during a press conference Tuesday afternoon.

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“Someone as despicable as Hitler didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons,” Spicer said, while making a case against Assad’s use of chemical weapons during an attack on civilians last Tuesday.

Tapper pointed out that is simply not a factual statement.

“Now it is true that the Nazi’s did not use chemical weapons in combat against say, the British Army or the Soviet Army, though they did happen to use them to kill Soviet prisoners of war,” Tapper began during his fact-check of Spicer’s comment.

“But the comparison Spicer was attempting was not about combat weapons against troops, it was about Hitler not ‘sinking’ to use chemical weapons against innocent civilians,” Tapper pointed out. “And, to state the obvious, Hitler obviously did sink to using chemical weapons against innocent civilians.”

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“The Nazi’s used it against innocent civilians in gas chambers in specially-constructed death camps that Hitler had build,” Tapper noted. “What Spicer said was false and frankly, kind of ignorant.”

“Hitler used chemical weapons to kill his own people, innocent civilians,” the CNN host repeated. He then issued a plea to the White House press secretary.

“Sean the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, it’s just a few blocks away form the White House,” Tapper said. “Perhaps a visit’s in order.”

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The Internet pummels CNN for booking Lewandowski the morning after he admitted to lying on TV: ‘Why would you do this?’

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Corey Lewandowski admitted to the House Judiciary Committee that he had lied in TV appearances -- so social media users were appalled that he was booked the following morning to appear on CNN.

President Donald Trump's former campaign manager was confronted with false statements he had made in appearances on MSNBC and CNN, where he was scheduled to appear at 8 a.m. on "New Day," according to the show's executive producer.

COMING UP: Former Trump campaign manager @CLewandowski_ LIVE on @CNN's @NewDay at 8amET on yesterday's contentious hearing and impeachment.

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Trump exonerates himself in weird third-person tweet: ‘President Trump didn’t do anything wrong or illegal’

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President Donald Trump declared himself exonerated by former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski in an early morning tweet.

The president tagged Lewandowski, who testified Tuesday before the House Judiciary Committee, and "Fox & Friends" in a Twitter post reacting to coverage of the congressional hearing.

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Giggling Fox & Friends hosts gloat over Lewandowski hearing: ‘He gave as good as he got!’

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The hosts of "Fox & Friends" giggled and gloated over Corey Lewandowski's contentious appearance before the House Judiciary Committee.

President Donald Trump's former campaign manager claimed executive privilege over testimony he gave before special counsel Robert Mueller, admitted he had lied in TV appearances and cracked jokes during five hours of testimony -- and the Fox News hosts were delighted.

"He gave as good as he got," said co-host Steve Doocy.

Co-host Ainsley Earhardt was laughing so hard she could barely speak.

"She said the truth shall set you free," Earhardt said, quoting Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) through guffaws. "'Answer the question,' there was no question."

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