White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer drew heat today after comparing Adolf Hitler and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, claiming Hilter didn't use chemical weapons but sent Jews to "Holocaust centers." The word Spicer was looking for was "concentration camps." The faux pas came this afternoon at a White House press briefing. Watch it here. Spicer said that Hitler didn’t use chemical weapons during World War II, seemingly forgetting that that Hitler killed some six million European Jews—many with chemical weapons. “We didn’t use chemical weapons in World War II. You know, you had a… Someone as despicable as Hitler, who didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons," Spicer originally said.Spicer later circled back to try and clarify, saying that Hitler didn’t use gas on his own people in the “same way” that al-Assad was doing. The Internet immediately rose up against Spicer. Here are some of the best memes about Spicer's latest screw up. (Instagram)
Above, a meme refers to the two other PR nightmares that have rocked both Pepsi and United this month. Earlier this month, Pepsi tried to capitalize on the civil rights movement with Kendall Jenner. Yesterday, United was the latest target after a video emerged showing Dr. David Dao being forcibly removed from United Airlines flight 3411 from Chicago to Louisville.