Shortly after taking a question about the White House’s statement on Holocaust Remembrance Day that omitted Jews in it, which he answered by saying President Donald Trump was praised for it, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer was pressed once again on the subject — and he angrily fired back.
Asked about the Republican Jewish Coalition’s objection to the statement, Spicer first noted that a previous statement by President George W. Bush also didn’t contain a reference to Jewish people. When told by a reporter that the Bush statement did mention anti-Semitism, Spicer basically blew up and launched into a tirade.
Highlighting that the statement was written with the help of a Jewish person, the press sec said “it is pathetic that people are picking on his statement,” mentioning that the release was meant to acknowledge all the people impacted.
Spicer also brought up Trump’s relationship with Israel while invoking the Iran nuclear deal, calling it a “massive slap in the face” by the Obama Administration, to suggest Trump has a better relationship with Jewish people than the previous POTUS.
In the end, when asked if Jared Kushner, Trump’s Jewish son-in-law, had any hand in writing the statement, Spicer refused to answer, but went on to say that any notion that it was a deliberate omission is “kind of ridiculous.”
Watch the clip above, via CNN.
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