Anne Frank Center Launches Twitter War On Sean Spicer

The Anne Frank Center expresses outrage in the wake of Sean Spicer’s outrageous remarks about Hitler and the Holocaust.

The Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect is calling for Trump to “fire” his “national embarassment” Sean Spicer.

The embattled White House Press Secretary came under fire on Tuesday after he compared Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to Adolf Hitler during Tuesday’s press briefing, claiming that even someone as “despicable” as the infamous dictator “didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons.”

Asked to clarify that remark, Spicer added that Hitler “was not using the gas on his own people the same way Assad used them,” and referencing the German extermination camps added: “There was not — he [Hitler] brought them into the Holocaust Center, I understand that.  But I’m saying in the way that Assad used them, where he went into towns, dropped them down to innocent — into the middle of towns.  It was brought — so the use of it — I appreciate the clarification there.”

Social media exploded in the wake of those remarks with notable individuals such as Chelsea Clinton weighing in on his remarks and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi tweeting that: “While Jewish families celebrate Passover, the chief spokesman for this White House is downplaying the horror of the Holocaust. Sean Spicer must be fired, and the President must immediately disavow his spokesman’s statements. Either he is speaking for the President, or the President should have known better than to hire him.”

The Anne Frank Center posted a series of tweets condemning Spicer’s remarks and calling for his immediate termination.

“On Passover no less, Sean Spicer has engaged in Holocaust denial, the most offensive form of fake news imaginable, by denying Hitler gassed millions of Jews to death” the organization’s executive director Steven Goldstein said in a statement posted to Twitter and Facebook.

“Spicer’s statement is the most evil slur upon a group of people we have ever heard from a White House press secretary,” he continued, adding that “Sean Spicer now lacks the integrity to serve as White House press secretary, and President Trump must fire him at once.”

A couple of hours later, the Center tweeted to Trump: “how does it feel to have a press secretary who engages in Holocaust denial? Fire your national embarrassment.”

And followed that up, tweeting: “Sean Spicer, as we say at Passover, DAYENU! ENOUGH! You need to quit or be fired.

The Center’s most recent tweet addresses Spicer’s reference to German death camps as the “Holocaust Center.”

“Spicer, listen up: Anne Frank and millions of other Jews weren’t killed in “Holocaust Centers.” Most offensive press sec ever.

Ironically, April is Genocide Awareness and Prevention Month; and the Anne Frank Center has been marking “30 genocides in 30 days” on their Twitter account, with their most recent tweet appearing shortly before Spicer’s outrageous remarks.

Genocide Awareness and Prevention Month was adopted in 2011; and, as Minnesota Public Radio explains, April was selected because “The world has witnessed nearly a century of genocides that all began in April. Millions of people perished; cultures were destroyed; communities and nations were ruined.”

  • “It was in April 1915 that the Ottoman government began rounding up and murdering leading Armenian politicians, businessmen and intellectuals, a step that led to the extermination of more than a million Armenians.
  • “In April 1933, the Nazis issued a decree paving the way for the “final solution,” the annihilation of 6 million Jews of Europe.
  • “In April 1975, the Khmer Rouge entered Cambodia’s capital city and launched a four-year wave of violence, killing 2 million people.
  • “In April 1992, the siege of Sarajevo began in Bosnia. It was the longest siege in modern history, and more than 10,000 people perished, including 1,500 children.
  • “In April 1994, the plane carrying the president of Rwanda crashed and triggered the beginning of a genocide that killed more than 800,000 people in 100 days.
  • “In April 2003, innocent civilians in Sudan’s Darfur region were attacked; 400,000 have been killed and 2.5 million displaced in a genocide that continues today.”


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