You know things are going bad for Sean Spicer when even Alex Jones isn’t supporting him.
The controversial and obnoxiously bombastic talk show host has supported and promoted several bogus conspiracy theories, such as “Pizzagate,” that the Sept. 11 attacks were an inside job, and that the 2012 shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, in which 26 people were killed, was a “false flag” staged by the government.
But even Jones couldn’t go along with Spicer’s comments on Tuesday that Hitler “didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons.”
Jones heard about Spicer’s inept and controversial statement during his Tuesday InfoWars broadcast.
Jones’ guest was British conspiracy theorist Paul Joseph Watson, who earlier this year offered to pay journalists to experience the “crime ridden” reality of life in Sweden ― only to have the offer backfire.
Watson told Jones what Spicer said, which prompted Jones to bark: “What the hell is that from Sean Spicer? Pull it up! Was he being sarcastic?”
Watson replied: “No, he was comparing Hitler with Assad and he said, ‘Even Hitler didn’t stoop to this level. Hitler never gassed anybody.”
Jones interrupted Watson with a knee-jerk defense of Spicer. “No, I think he meant, like, Hitler didn’t drop gas on people,” Jones said. “They didn’t use chemical weapons in World War II.”
Watson tried to deflect Jones by pointing out he’s only the messenger. “Anyway, he’s getting attacked over that strange statement,” he said.
Jones then turned against Spicer.
“It shows how historically ignorant his crew is,” he said.
Journalist Yashar Ali captured the exchange for posterity and posted it on Twitter.
As you might expect, Twitter couldn’t wait to pile on.
Spicer later apologized for the comments in an interview with Wolf Blitzer on CNN. “I mistakenly used an insensitive reference to the Holocaust. For that I apologize. It was a mistake to do that,” Spicer said.