"Who can not even acknowledge what happened in the Holocaust by calling them 'Holocaust centers.' Who say that Hitler didn't use gas on his people".
"I mean, obviously the president meant in totality the number that had been released on the battlefield - that have been released from Gitmo since - individuals have been released", Spicer said in a briefing, hours after Trump had tweeted.
Now, he's hoping a Summit Ice jacket will help Spicer understand exactly what went down in Germany during World War II.
In the U.S., Democrats and Jewish organizations condemned the comments.
COFFMAN: I - Spicer made a bad mistake yesterday in the - if you're not familiar with what he did - is that he - he needs to go. "So I think what the DNC did and what this phony organization that calls themselves the Anne Frank Center did was much worse than what Spicer did because what they did was premeditated".
President Donald Trump was influenced by his oldest daughter and presidential adviser Ivanka Trump in his decision to bomb a Syrian air base after a deadly chemical attack last week, according to White House spokesman Sean Spicer and her brother, Eric Trump. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi of California said in a statement that Spicer was "downplaying the horror of the Holocaust" and should be fired. Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., said on Twitter, "Someone get @PressSec a refresher history course on Hitler stat (hashtag)#Icantbelievehereallysaidthat".
The interview capped several attempts by the White House to clarify Spicer's statement.
When CNN reached out to Cramer for additional comment Wednesday, he replied, "My point is the media is making a big deal out of a poor illustration by a spokesperson who apologized". Coffman began to say, but the audience made clear that it didn't want to hear excuses.
This is the default White House position: Trump is never wrong. Many Jews were killed in gas chambers in European concentration camps.
Spicer attempted to defend President Trump's actions of shooting 59 tomahawk missiles on a Syrian airfield as a response to Assad's actions.
Spicer - the most public face of Trump's administration after the president himself - has been a frequent target of ire and satirists for his angry denunciations of press coverage and sometimes loose grasp of the facts.
So what he tried to do was this, he said - and it's true: the German army in WWII had chemical weapons and chose not to use them.