Sean Spicer on Syria: 'Hitler didn't even sink to the level of using chemical weapons'

White House press secretary Sean Spicer incorrectly stated on Monday that even Adolf Hitler "didn't sink to using chemical weapons," during an attempt to amplify how abhorrent the Syrian government's use of Sarin gas was.

"We didn't use chemical weapons in World War II," Spicer said in an attempt to defend the president's airstrikes response. "You had someone as despicable as Hitler, who didn't even sink to using chemical weapons."

It is widely documented that the Nazi leader used chemical gas to kill millions of Jewish Europeans.

Reactions to Spicer's statement:

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White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer holds the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S. March 30, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
SPICER on Syria: "We didn't use chemical in WW2. Someone as despicable as Hitler who didn't sink to the level of using chemical weapons."
Trump spox Sean Spicer just said even Hitler did not use chemical weapons. Um. Maybe not in the battlefield -- but ... gas chambers?
Sean Spicer just said Hitler didn't use chemical weapons. SEAN SPICER JUST SAID HITLER DIDN'T USE CHEMICAL WEAPONS.
Sean Spicer just said Assad is worse than Hitler because Hitler "didn't use chemical weapons." Also, Happy Passover from the White House.
Not complimenting Hitler is the number one rule of being a decent person. Sean Spicer missed that memo. #PressBriefing
Spicer just said even Hitler didn't use chemical weapons. I guess Jews being gassed don't count?#holocaust…
WHAT?? Did @PressSec Sean Spicer just say when explaining how awful Assad is to his people,, "..even Hitler didn't use chemical weapons" OMG
Sean Spicer "Not even Hitler used gas on WWII" Really? What was that stuff he used in a 6 mil person genocide
Spicer: even Hitler didn't use chemical weapons. DID HE REALLY JUST SAY THAT
Did anyone else just hear Sean Spicer say "Hitler didn't user chemical weapons"? Holy f**k..... Let the tweets begin... #MSNBC
.@PressSec just compared Assad to Hitler Said Assad was worse b/c Hitler didn't use gas on civilians. Spicer, FYI: Hitler used gas.
Spicer clarifies comment Hitler didn't do what Assad is: "He was not using the gas on his own people in the same way that Assad is doing."
Spicer: Even Hitler didn't gas his own people. I think the Jews would disagree with that statement.
Me: time to check in on Spicer's briefing Also me: ope. he's talking about Hitler. I'm out...

Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton was quick to chime in after Spicer's comment, saying that she hopes he "takes time to visit @HolocaustMuseum. It's a few blocks away."

The Trump administration bombed Syria last week in response to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's alleged chemical weapons attack on civilians.

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