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April 30, 2017 11:56 am

Trump Spokesman Mocked at White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner Over Holocaust Remarks

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Comedian Hasan Minhaj. Photo: Screenshot.

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s recent controversial remarks about the Holocaust were mocked on Saturday by the headline comedian at a major media gathering in Washington, DC.

Addressing the annual White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner (WHCAD) at the Washington Hilton — which President Donald Trump chose not to attend this year — “The Daily Show” correspondent Hasan Minhaj said, “Sean Spicer’s been doing PR since 1999. He’s been doing his job for 18 years, and somehow after 18 years his go-to move when you ask him a tough question is denying the Holocaust. That is insane. How many people do you know that can turn a press briefing into a full-on Mel Gibson traffic stop? Only the Spice-man. Only the Spice-man.”

Minhaj was referring to Spicer’s April 11 comments in which he said Nazi leader Adolf Hitler “didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons” — overlooking the gas chambers used to kill millions of Jews at concentration camps, which Spicer blandly called “Holocaust centers.”

Spicer later apologized for his statements.

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Watch Minhaj’s WHCAD appearance below (the Spicer joke begins around the 11:50 mark):

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