During a press briefing, the White House spokesman addressed Russia’s alliance with Syria and said even Adolf Hitler “didn’t sink to using chemical weapons.”

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White House Spokesman Sean Spicer made yet another slip of the tongue on Tuesday as he was talking to press about Russia’s alliance with Syria. “Even someone as despicable as Hitler didn’t sink to the level of using chemical weapons,” he said.

Asked by a reporter to clarify his statement, Spicer said, “When it comes to Sarin gas, Hitler didn’t use it on his own people the same way Assad is doing.”

During the Holocaust, the Nazi leader used gas chambers to exterminate millions of Jews, gays, disabled people and others.

In a statement issued after the briefing, Spicer said, “In no way was I trying to lessen the horrendous nature of the Holocaust.”