White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has once again found himself in a state of controversy. After falsely claiming that Adolf Hitler never used chemical weapons during the Holocaust, Spicer's job could soon be in jeopardy.

Spicer's blunder

After Syrian President Bashar al-Assad used chemical weapons in an attack on his own people last week, it was only a matter of time before Donald Trump and the United States responded. Close to hundred people were killed, including innocent children on the streets of Syria. The images of the aftermath of the attack reportedly touched Trump to the point that a retaliation attack was the only option left on the table.

In response, the former host of "The Apprentice" gave the order to the United States military to fire over 50 tomahawk cruise missiles and strike a major airbase in Syria. In response, allies of Assad, like Russia and Iran, as well as China, were not happy with what took place, while others around the world were cautiously optimistic. On Tuesday, the issue dominated much of the press briefing at the White House, with Sean Spicer doing his best to defend the president's decision. However, while speaking on the issue, Spicer went on to compare Assad to Adolf Hitler, while also claiming the German leader never used chemical weapons during World War 2 and the Holocaust. In addition, Spicer also referred to concentration camps and "Holocaust centers." Moments later, the Anne Frank Center released their official statement in a April 11 Facebook post and called on Trump to fire Spicier immediately.

Sean Spicer's comments triggered an instant backlash on social media and in cable news, forcing the White House Press Secretary to clarify his comments during the press briefing, and again after its conclusion. Despite Spicer walking back and explaining his remarks, the Anne Frank Center was not pleased.

"On Passover no less, Sean Spicer has engaged in Holocaust denial, the most offensive form of fake news imaginable, by denying Hitler gassed millions of Jews to death," the statement read, which was from the organisation's executive director Steven Goldstein.

Call for action

"Spicer's statement is the most evil slur upon a group of people we have ever heard from a White House press secretary," the statement from the Anne Frank Center continued to read.

Steven Goldstein accused Sean Spicer "lack(ing) the integrity" to hold a job in the White House, while adding, "President Trump must fire him at once." As of press time, neither Donald Trump nor the White House have responded to the statement on the issue at hand.

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