Chelsea Handler refuses Sean Spicer's apology: 'He can't possibly be that stupid naturally'

Comedian Chelsea Handler was on “Conan” Tuesday night, and she did not withhold her feelings about Sean Spicer, who made controversial and false comments earlier in the day saying Hitler didn’t use chemical weapons during World War II.

“How about that Sean Spicer baked potato guy?” Handler said, when host Conan O’Brien asked her about watching press briefings as entertainment. “He’s so stupid. He can’t possibly be that stupid naturally.”

Instead, Handler suspects that Trump is behind the comments.

“Before he [Spicer] goes out there, he’s [Trump] like, ‘Say something about Hitler and, yeah, the Holocaust. Say something about that,'” she said. “He has to just go out there and lie on the daily. Over and over again.”

“Yeah, that was a strange moment at the press conference today,” O’Brien said. “I think before we went on the air, he apologised for that remark.”

Spicer did indeed apologise for his remarks, though he ended up making two more unfortunate blunders in his apology.

“Whatever. That means nothing at this point,” Handler said of the apology.

When O’Brien asked what Handler’s problem with Ivanka Trump is, she said, “That she’s in that family. That she hasn’t divorced herself publicly from her father. As a woman, I would never let my father run for president knowing what I know about my father.”

“That brings up a whole other can of worms,” O’Brien said.

You can watch the interview below:



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