Sean Spicer simply put, does not have the easiest job in the Donald Trump administration, given his proximity to the liberal mainstream media.
Day after day, Spicer has to put on his best face and trot out in front of the frothing, gaffe-drunk leftist media who are actively and openly looking to impale him on a spire of his own words. As White House Press Secretary, Spicer has become the de facto lightning rod for the horrific hatred that has been allowed to fester in the dark corners of liberal America.
Simply put, Spicer has it rough.
Given the constant pressure and threat of his smallest word-slip becoming a headline for the echo-chambers of the left, Spicer has, understandably, been a bit flustered at times while confronting his 30-headed nemesis on a near-daily basis. Today, those nerves blossomed into a slip up that the media immediately pounced on. Then, the left starting an absurd call for heads to roll.
“House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is calling on President Trump to fire White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer after an embarrassing statement he made during a press briefing Tuesday about the Holocaust that many found offensive.
“’While Jewish families across America celebrate Passover, the chief spokesman of this White House is downplaying the horror of the Holocaust,’ the statement read.
‘“Sean Spicer must be fired, and the President must immediately disavow his spokesman’s statements,’ it concluded. ‘Either he is speaking for the President, or the President should have known better than to hire him.’
“Spicer was attempting to describe the horror of the chemical attack on civilians attributed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad when he clumsily compared it to the crimes against humanity that Hitler committed in World War II.
“’We didn’t use chemical weapons in World War II,’ Spicer said. ‘You know, you had a – someone as despicable as Hitler who didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons.’
Obviously, Nancy Pelosi does not believe that Sean Spicer is unaware of The Holocaust. If that were the case, she would be unfit to serve in government. This is simply Pelosi’s attempt to attack Donald Trump via his Press Secretary.
Also, Spicer’s comment, as flustered and technically incorrect as it was, has a possible explanation in the realm of semantics.
The Holocaust and World War II appear, very often, as separate incidents in the historical record. Films, books, and movies rarely split their time between the two subjects in one work, due to the sheer immensity of the events as themselves. History teaches us about World War II, and history teaches us about The Holocaust. While they are intrinsically and literally connected in reality, their legacies and timelines exist on their own in our recorded history.
Hitler’s use of chemical agents during The Holocaust does not appear attached to World War II in much of modern literature or film. The Holocaust’s significance is so great that it cannot simply exist as an addendum to World War II. It is far too important.
Now, faced with 70 years’ worth of this massive media split on the subject of World War II and The Holocaust, and in the face of that 30-headed, bloodthirsty media beast, with at least 3 nations outwardly threatening the nation your boss is sworn to protect, perhaps Sean Spicer misspoke.
To be honest, I would be very afraid of Sean Spicer if he were never to make a mistake under the duress of those conditions.