White House press secretary Sean Spicer had to do something Tuesday night his boss deeply dislikes: He apologized.
Hours after seemingly minimizing the Holocaust in an attempt to explain the atrocities of chemical attacks the U.S. believes were carried out by the Syrian regime, Spicer went on CNN to ask forgiveness for an "inappropriate" reference and to offer a mea culpa to his TV-obsessed boss for becoming a "distraction."
"I mistakenly used an inappropriate, insensitive reference to the Holocaust," Spicer told Wolf Blitzer. "I apologize. It was a mistake to do that."
The press secretary has made headlines in the past for exaggerating the size of President Donald Trump's inauguration crowd, searching through staffers' phones in a crackdown on leaks, and citing a Fox News personality to say British officials spied on Trump's team.
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