Sean Spicer Apologizes For Holocaust Gaffe, Then Says Trump is Trying to ‘Destabilize The Region’
— Tommy Christopher (@tommyxtopher) April 11, 2017
While apologizing for his widely denounced comments earlier today about Hitler and chemical weapons, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer made another comment sure to generate headlines.
Appearing on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, Spicer said, referencing Syria, that President Donald Trump is attempting to “destabilize the region.”
“I needed to make sure that I…was not in any way shape or form any more of a distraction from the President’s decisive action in Syria and the attempts that he’s making to destabilize the region and root out ISIS out of Syria,” Spicer said.
Earlier in the interview, he offered a profuse apology for his Holocaust comments.
“Frankly, I mistakenly used an inappropriate and insensitive reference to which, frankly, there is no comparison,” Spicer said. “For that I apologize. It was a mistake to do that.”
The apology is generating some warm reviews from a number of journalists and other observers.
In chat w/Blitzer, Spicer was contrite, issued an airtight apology, acknowledged mistake and made no justifications. Rare for this WH.
— ErikWemple (@ErikWemple) April 11, 2017
Sean Spicer moved a lot faster than Oscar Munoz in issuing a full apology.
— Katty Kay (@KattyKayBBC) April 11, 2017
— Kevin Corke (@kevincorke) April 11, 2017
But the question is: Will the “destabilize the region” comment overshadow Spicer’s contrition?
Watch above, via CNN.
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