Sean Spicer probably should’ve called in sick today.
Spicer apparently misspoke tonight, saying that Donald Trump is trying to “destabilize” the Middle East. The comment came while Spicer was apologizing for his earlier, incorrect claim that Nazi leader Adolf Hitler did not use chemical weapons during World War II.
During an appearance on CNN on Tuesday evening, Spicer said he did not want his comments on Hitler to distract from Trump’s attempts “to destabilize the region.”
“I came out to make sure we stay focused on what the president is doing and his decisive action. I needed to make sure that I clarified, and not was in any shape or form any more of a distraction from the president’s decisive action in Syria and the attempts that he is making to destabilize the region and root out ISIS out of Syria.”
Later in the interview, however, Spicer clarified that the U.S. wants to “bring stability” to the region.
“Our number one priority is to make sure we bring stability to the region and root out ISIS,” he said.
Wow: While apologizing for Hitler gaffe, Spicer literally says he doesn't want to distract from Trump's attempts "to destabilize the region" pic.twitter.com/jlCwC93Wn4
— Tommy Christopher (@tommyxtopher) April 11, 2017