Sean Spicer apologises amid uproar over Holocaust remark

On Tuesday Spicer tried to argue that even Hitler didn't use chemical weapons, "We didn't use chemical weapons in World War II".

While Donald Trump's press secretary Sean Spicer was being drubbed for his Hitler chemical weapons gaffe, Boris Johnson was probably praying that the nearly identical comments he made in 2013 wouldn't resurface.

He says he "was trying to draw a comparison for which there shouldn't have been one".

"It really is painful to myself to know I did something like that cause that obviously was not my intention, and to know when you screw up that you possibly offended a lot of people".

"Of all weeks, this compounds that kind of mistake", Spicer told host Greta Van Susteren during an interview at the Newseum in Washington, DC.

"For that I apologise, it was a mistake to do that... I shouldn't have done it and I won't do it again".

"My goal now and then is to stay focused on Assad and I should have", he said. "I think going in and occupying Syria for the express goal of regime change is something the president has been very clear on throughout the campaign".

Spicer called his high-profile gaffe "inexcusable" and "reprehensible", reported New York Daily News.

The Anti-Defamation League has offered to conduct a Holocaust education program for White House press secretary Sean Spicer and his colleagues.

The Huffington Post reported that Spicer apologized Tuesday for his remarks on the Holocaust, telling CNN's Wolf Blitzer that his comments during a White House press briefing were a "mistake". There was not. He brought them into the Holocaust centre I understand that.

"He needs to go", he said in Aurora. "Either he is speaking for the president, or the president should have known better than to hire him".

Spicer stumbled when trying to clarify apparently forgetting the millions of Jewish people who died in gas chambers during the Holocaust.

Comparing the Nazi leader to Assad, Spicer said: "We didn't use chemical weapons in World War Two". Spicer also said that the remarks distracted from the Syria situation.

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