Howard Stern is now the latest to chime in on the puzzling comment White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer made about Adolf Hitler in a press briefing on Tuesday.
Spicer falsely stated that unlike Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Hitler never stooped to using chemical weapons. The remarks sparked instant outrage as Hitler notoriously used chemical gas to kill millions of Jewish people, LGBTQ people, and others during World War II.
Stern played sound bites of Spicer’s comments on his Sirius XM show on Wednesday.
“It was somewhat remarkable that a guy this high up in the administration wouldn’t know this,” Stern said. “The guy’s just not informed, and it’s kind of embarrassing — it’s just embarrassing.”
Stern then added: “But it’s entertaining as hell.”
Later saying that Spicer speaks “fluent moron,” Stern wondered aloud how he got his job in the first place.
“I mean, there were no other guys available for this job when Trump was looking for a press secretary? I guess not,” Stern said. “He’s gotta be bottom of the barrel.”
Listen to Stern’s complete comments below:
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