Sean Spicer Apologizes For Holocaust Gaffe, Then Says Trump is Trying to ‘Destabilize The Region’


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.

But the question is: Will the “destabilize the region” comment overshadow Spicer’s contrition?

Watch above, via CNN.

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