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A Sympathetic Dana Perino Speaks With Spicer After Hitler Gaffe: You Learn Humility as Press Sec

On Fox News tonight, former White House Press Secretary and The Five co-host Dana Perino spoke with current White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer and addressed the controversy yesterday over his remarks about Hitler.

Spicer has profusely apologized for his gaffe and did so again tonight, telling Perino he wanted to clear things up immediately for people who were personally offended, but also lamented how his gaffe got in the way of the White House’s focus on the president’s agenda.

Perino, having served in the same capacity for George W. Bush that Spicer is now for President Trump, asked him if he was “harder on himself than the president was.” Spicer said that he certainly was, but spoke with Trump and praised him as “one of the most gracious bosses.”

Perino was certainly sympathetic to Spicer and she told him, “I do think you’re a little harder on yourself than you need to be.”

She recalled the lessons she learned about “dignity, graciousness, empathy, and certainly humility” when she was press secretary, telling Spicer that “there’s no job that will humble you like the White House Press Secretary’s job.”

Watch above, via Fox News.

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