But Hennen pressed him for more, saying of Spicer, "I think what he was saying is that Hitler didn't take chemical weapons out in a battle-like form and do what Assad did with these children".
"I made a mistake".
The attack in northern Syria left almost 90 people dead, and Turkey's health minister said tests show sarin gas was used.
He even went on to say, "You had ... someone as despicable as Hitler, who didn't even sink to using chemical weapons".
"The problem with Sean Spicer and this administration is, they don't have the DNA of compassion and they don't have the DNA of the knowledge of history and I come from a people who lost 6,000 people a day gassed in Auschwitz - any sixth-grader knows what Sean Spicer should know", he added.
Steven Goldstein, head of the Anne Frank Center, described Mr Spicer's comments as an "evil slur" and said he now "lacks the integrity to serve".
"It is painful to myself to know I did something like that", Spicer said Wednesday.
Sean Spicer's outrageous comments about Adolf Hitler from Tuesday's press briefing have been mashed up with the closing credits of HBO's Veep, thanks to one savvy YouTube user.
"Spicer's statement is the most evil slur upon a group of people we have ever heard from a White House press secretary". A spokesman for German Chancellor Angela Merkel said comparing Nazi war crimes to present-day situations "leads to nothing good".
Millions of Jews were killed in concentration camp gas chambers during the Holocaust.
Democrats and Jewish organisations condemned Mr Spicer's comments.
Despite the apologies, Mr Spicer's remarks provoked outrage around the globe from those who claimed he showed insensitivity to victims of the Holocaust.
"Your job as the spokesperson is to help amplify the president's actions and accomplishments", Spicer said.
It was not the first time the White House has had to answer questions about the Holocaust.
A White House spokesman said later that "nothing has changed in our posture" and the president retains the option to act if it's in the national interest.
Jehovah's Witnesses believe in a distinct version of Christianity with its own interpretation of the Bible. The Moscow City Court on January 16, 2017 upheld the warning over extremism handed to Jehovah's Witnesses.
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He said Palestine was glad that the USA administration "listens about us from us, and not from third parties". US President Donald Trump will meet his Palestinian counterpart Mahmoud Abbas at the White House on May 3.
The Veterans Choice Program Extension and Improvement Act allows veterans to visit private doctors at private hospitals. He said Republicans, Democrats and Independents supported the bill that he says will begin to fix the Choice Program.
Experts attributed the improved air quality to cleaner forms of electrical generation and the retirement of aged diesel engines. It's first (or last) in short-term particle pollution , and second in both year-round particle pollution and ozone pollution.
In France , investors remained nervous ahead of the first round of the presidential election on Sunday. The gold price against a basket of foreign currencies is now approaching the highs reached in 2011.
Known for its scantily clad and sometimes provocative underwear ads, Calvin Klein is debuting a new kind of sexy for spring 2017. When most people are thinking of retirement, 73-year-old supermodel Lauren Hutton , is having a career Renaissance.
I tried to adapt as much as possible. "I am a little bit surprised by that because he is an outstanding player". City's loss to Chelsea in midweek left them 14 points behind the leaders with seven games remaining.
David Peralta, who went 4-for-5, drove in two runs for the Diamondbacks as they split the four-game series with the Dodgers. The New York Yankees now have the most wins in the Major League Baseball with nine and they are on a hot streak.
Facebook will soon let you type with your brain
Dugan said a major barrier to reading thoughts would be developing non-invasive sensors able of detecting brainwaves. We only share some of those thoughts as speech, which Dugan describes as essentially a compression algorithm.
Mortgage rates tumble below 4 percent again
The Mortgage Bankers Association reported that refinancing activity is down more than 40 percent from a year ago. Interest rates on mortgages began to rise after President Donald Trump won the November election.
Easy choice: Browns CB Haden wants Garrett with No. 1 pick
But the likeliest scenario is that the Browns stick with Garrett , leaving the next 31 picks in the draft open for business. Though it still stands, the Cleveland Browns are on the clock, and time is going by a lot faster than they think.
Lawsuit claims Bose headphones spy on customers
The app in process sought his info like name and e-mail address, a standard procedure for registering on apps. Perhaps the biggest hit is that the lawsuit claims Bose sends the data to a third party.
White House Sidewalk Permanently Closed To Public
They've become a growing problem in recent years.in 2014 a man managed to get inside the White House before he was caught. On the map below, the upper arc represents the old fence line; the lower arc represents the new boundary for the public.
United: No One Will be Fired for
Munoz repeated his apology Tuesday to Dao, other passengers on the flight and the rest of the airline's customers. Mr Munoz declined to address that or other possible changes until the airline finishes a review by April 30.
Israel says Assad still has chemical weapons
Russian Federation and Syria have claimed conventional Syrian weaponry struck a rebel chemical weapons depot, causing the tragedy. French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said French intelligence services would provide proof of that in the coming days.
Massive US bomb death toll rises to 94
A MOAB is a 21,600 pound, Global Positioning System (GPS)-guided munition that is US's most powerful non-nuclear bomb. Its fighters have been engaged in a years-long insurgency against the government and global forces in Afghanistan.
United CEO says no one will be fired for dragging incident
He acknowledged "lots of conjecture" about his own fate at the nation's third-largest carrier and said "the buck stops here". He said the airline will have more to say later this month after it finishes a review of its policies on overbooked flights.