Charles Pierce thinks Sean Spicer deserves to be fired for this:
You had someone as despicable as Hitler who didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons,Spicer said in response to questions about the implications of Assad’s chemical attacks.
Then he made it worse.
Hitler wasnot using the gas on his own people in the same way that Assad is doing.
His own people.On Passover.
That is an epic gaffe. If it were a hook, it would only be used for landing whales, and would require the power of a Wärtsilä-Sulzer RTA96-C to hoist it. Decades from now, people will remember where they were on the day Sean Spicer made Melissa McCarthy utterly superfluous; McCarthy is weeping right now, defeated, knowing she could never invent something as ridiculous, oblivious, and insensitive as that comment. Spicer will go to his deathbed regretting dropping that turd from his mouth. It’s going to be in his obituary afterwards. The only person praising the Lord for that remark right now is the CEO of United Airlines.
Since the invention of the spokesperson, there have only been five spokespeople that were rated the most incompetent, the most dishonest. This one left them all behind.
So yes, if Trump were a rational man who valued competence, Spicer should be immediately fired.
But Trump is not that man.