MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow on Tuesday brutalized Sean Spicer’s monumental Hitler blunder, tracing the White House press secretary’s history of misspeaking and mispronouncing words.
Starting with Spicer’s inability to correctly pronounce Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s name, Maddow argued, “from the very beginning, it was clear the White House press secretary could not handle this.”
“Literally acronyms are hard,” Maddow added, noting Spicer frequently refers to the acronym for the “Presidential Daily Briefing” (PDB) as “P-B-D.” As the MSNBC host noted, Spicer also misrepresents events, like when he discussed the “terror attack in Atlanta,” presumably referring to the Pulse nightclub attack which occurred in Orlando.
She then turned to Spicer’s assertion at Tuesday’s press briefing that Adolf Hitler “didn’t even sink” to using chemical weapons against his own people, as did Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad.
“This isn’t just mispronouncing somebody,” Maddow said. “This is the full-blown blossoming of something that appears to be a thought.”