White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer again addressed his comparison of Assad to Hitler apologizing for his statement which caused an international storm. “On a professional level it’s disappointing because I think I’ve let the president down,” Spicer stated during an interview with the American press.

Sean Spicer during his interview with Newseum

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As reported yesterday by JOL, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer caused a storm when he compared Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to Adolf Hitler during a press conference. Following the criticism and international outcry in response to Spicer’s remarks, the White House press secretary continues apologizing on camera for his controversial slip up. “I made a mistake,” Spicer said. “There’s no other way to say it. I got into a topic that I shouldn’t have and I screwed up.”

During an interview with Newseum, Spicer addressed the criticism and clarified that besides the personal disappointment which he experienced from his slip up, he mainly feels that he has disappointed US President Donald Trump. “Your job as the spokesperson is to help amplify the president’s actions and accomplishments,” Spicer explained. “When you’re distracting from that message of accomplishment and your job is to be the exact opposite, on a professional level I think it’s disappointing because I think I’ve let the president down.”

Sean Spicer

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“It’s a very holy week for Jewish and Christian people…to make a gaffe and a mistake like this is inexcusable and reprehensible,” he continued. “It’s painful to myself to know I did something like that.”