“There were no other guys available for this job when Trump was looking for a press secretary? He’s got to be bottom of the barrel, right?” – Howard Stern
That was Howard Stern’s reaction to Sean Spicer’s humiliating gaffe when he suggested that Hitler had never used chemical weapons in a recent White House press conference. Hitler used chemicals to kill millions of Jews during World War II.
Stern made his comments last week on his Sirius XM radio show, and went on to say, “Spicer managed to make Assad look good,” the radio host said. “He actually got him to look not so bad for using chemical weapons on his own people because the discussion became, Sean Spicer, how could you not know that Hitler marched his own people — Jews, gypsies, homosexuals … to concentration camps and turned on chemical gas. It was somewhat remarkable that a guy this high up in the administration wouldn’t know this.”
Then Stern continued by pointing out what he thinks the bright side of the situation might be, “The guy’s just not informed, and it’s kind of embarrassing — it’s just embarrassing. But it’s entertaining as hell. If you’re looking for ratings and you’re looking for comedy, there’s nothing better than this. But if I’m President Trump, I’m like, well Jesus Christ, we’re a laughingstock…”
Stern’s final assessment of the situation, though, was rather matter-of-fact, “When I heard this, I was like, Trump’s got to fire this guy, I think…”