Alex Jones knocks Sean Spicer for ‘ignorant’ Holocaust comments
WATCH: Alex Jones re Spicer "What the hell is that from Sean Spicer? Was he being sarcastic? It shows how historically ignorant his crew is" pic.twitter.com/z7qW1paIel
— Yashar (@yashar) April 11, 2017
Radio host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones joined the chorus of voices Tuesday criticizing White House press secretary Sean Spicer’s remarks on the Holocaust during his daily press briefing.
Responding to a quote from the briefing on his web show, Jones initially asked if Spicer was being “sarcastic” before slamming White House staff for being “historically ignorant.”
“What the hell is that from Sean Spicer?” asked Jones, who went on to say the remarks show “how historically ignorant his crew is.”
The Infowars host attempted to explain Spicer’s quote by saying the spokesman “meant, like, not dropping gas on people.”
“[The Nazis] used chemical weapons in World War II,” Jones explained to his viewers.
Jones, who has previously made headlines for claiming the Sandy Hook shooting was a hoax, was a staunch supporter of Trump during the campaign and Trump once appeared on Jones’ web series for an interview.
Jones claimed as recently as February that Trump still contacts him for advice.
Spicer sparked backlash Tuesday when he stumbled while trying to make a point about Syrian President Bashar Assad, an ally of Russia who the U.S. has accused of employing chemical weapons against his citizens.
“We did not use chemical weapons in World War II. You had someone as despicable as Hitler who did not even sink to using chemical weapons,” Spicer said. “If you are Russia, ask yourself, is this a country and regime that you want to align yourself with?”
Given a chance to clarify his comments, Spicer misspoke again while trying to draw a distinction between Assad and Hitler, whom the press secretary said did not gas “his own people.”
He attempted to clarify his comments after Tuesday’s briefing.
“In no way was I trying to lessen the horrendous nature of the Holocaust,” the spokesman said.
“I was trying to draw a distinction of the tactic of using airplanes to drop chemical weapons on population centers. Any attack on innocent people is reprehensible and inexcusable.”
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