Spicer says Hitler “didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons”

White House spokesman Sean Spicer tells reporters, “You had someone as despicable as Hitler who didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons.”

WASHINGTON, DC, USA (CBS) – White House spokesman Sean Spicer told reporters during a briefing on Monday, “you had someone as despicable as Hitler who didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons.”

A reporter asked him to clarify his remarks. Spicer explained by adding, “He was not using the gas on his own people the same way that Assad is doing.”

The nerve gas attack, which killed 87 people, many of them children, and Russia’s allegation that rebels and not Damascus were responsible have chilled U.S. relations with Moscow after a presidential campaign during which Trump frequently called for an alliance with Russia to fight Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq.