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‘Tell us who you’re apologizing to’: Wolf Blitzer lectures abashed Sean Spicer over Hitler comments

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White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer on Tuesday apologized for his false claim that Adolf Hitler “didn’t even sink” to Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad’s use of chemical weapons, calling his words, “misstated, insensitive and wrong.”

Speaking with the press secretary hours several hours after the presser, Blitzer—the former editor of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s monthly publication—asked Spicer what compelled him to bring up Hitler in the first place.

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“Why did you even make that comparison?” Blitzer wondered.

Spicer responded that during the press conference he made an “inappropriate and insensitive reference to the Holocaust,” adding, “It was a mistake to do that.” The press secretary said he was “trying to make a point about the heinous acts Assad” committed.

“Tell us who you’re apologizing to,” Blitzer pressed Spicer, noting there are Holocaust survivors out there who “couldn’t believe the press secretary … could make such a statement.”

“I’m not in any way standing by them,” Spicer replied, iterating that his comments were “insensitive and inappropriate” and he “should have stayed focused” on Donald Trump’s missile attack on a Syrian air base.

Blitzer wasn’t convinced. “Why bring Hitler into this?” the CNN host asked.

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“It was a mistake, I shouldn’t have done it,” Spicer replied, later adding, “It was an attempt to do something that shouldn’t have been done.”

Blitzer questioned whether Spicer knew there were gas chambers where Nazis killed millions of innocent people using chemicals.

“Yes, clearly I’m aware of that,” Spicer said.

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At the end of the interview, Blitzer pointed out that this wasn’t the first time the press secretary has stated falsehoods, even if it did result in a rare apology from Spicer.

“Are you worried that you have a credibility problem?” Blitzer asked Spicer.

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The press secretary said his comments were “misstated, insensitive and wrong” and told Blitzer all he can do is ask for forgiveness. Blitzer replied that it was important Spicer came out and apologize for his comments.

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John Oliver rips Fox News’ Tucker Carlson for urging ‘order’ from people of color — but never demanding it of police

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John Oliver opened his Sunday show, shredding Fox News host Tucker Carlson for uring "order" among protesters, but refusing to urge "order" to police and "wannabe police" who can't stop killing people.

It's a lot, Oliver explained. "How these protests are a response to a legacy of police misconduct, both in Minneapolis and the nation at large and how that misconduct is, itself, built on a legacy of white supremacy that prioritizes the comfort of white Americans over the safety of people of color."

While some of it is complicated, Oliver conceded, most of it is "all too clear."

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Cars set on fire blocks from White House as DC protests turn violent

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The Washington, D.C. protests turned violent as the city approached the 11 p.m. curfew the mayor instituted Sunday afternoon.

The policy of D.C. police is that when they are attacked, they advance forward. So, when fireworks were fired, the line of officers began pushing the protesters back further from the White House. Behind the line of police officers also stand a line of National Guard troops that President Donald Trump has demanded stand watch in the city.

Lights that normally shine on the White House have also been turned off, reporters revealed.

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Cincinnati sheriff deputies replace American flag at the Justice Center with ‘thin-blue-line’ flag

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Cincinnati police were filmed replacing the American flag that hangs over the Justice Center in Ohio's third-largest city. They then replaced it with the thin-blue-line flag, that was created to advocate for law-enforcement during Black Lives Matter Protests.

During the Charlottesville, Virginia riots, right-wing and white supremacist activists carried the thin-blue-line flag along with the Confederate flag to speak out against Black Lives Matter.

While the flag may have been created in support of law enforcement, it has been adopted by white supremacists and taken on a darker meaning.

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