When White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said that even Hitler didn’t use chemical weapons the way Assad does, he downplayed the Holocaust and needs to be fired for it, asserts Gersh Kuntzman of NY Daily News. He highlights Spicer’s long history of lying and deceiving, calling him unfit for the job. Spicer's comments about Hitler and Nazi crimes made light of them and demonstrated his warped understanding of history in Kuntzman's opinion, who adds that such behavior has no place in the White House and tarnishes the reputation of the country. He infers that the only way to fix this situation is for Spicer to resign.
Spicer’s sincere apology for his poorly chosen words shows that he wasn’t trying to downplay the Holocaust and therefore should not be fired, believes David Edward Burke of the Huffington Post. He argues that by overreacting to Spicer’s gaffe, liberals are alienating conservatives, perpetuating an environment where individuals feel less free to talk openly and hampering constructive political discussion. Burke writes that Spicer apologized for having misspoken, demonstrating that he doesn't hold Holocaust-minimizing opinions. Calls for his firing are therefore over the top, according to Burke.