April Ryan, the Washington bureau chief for American Urban Radio Networks, did a double take at Tuesdays White House press briefing when press secretary Sean Spicer claimed that Adolf Hitler never used chemical weapons.

Ryan, wearing a white top and glasses in the video above, can be seen looking around the room and shaking her head as Spicer expanded on his comments that Hitler didnt even sink to utilizing chemical weapons.


Spicer was comparing the Nazi leaders actions to those of Syrian President Bashar Assad while discussinglast weeks chemical assaultin Idlib Province.

[ Hitler] was not use gas on his own people in the same way that Assad is doing, Spicer told, saying Hitlerbrought them into the Holocaust centers, apparently referring to the gas chambers.

Washington Post reporter Ashley Parkerhad an equally notable eyebrow raise 😛 TAGEND

Spicer was criticized last month for telling Ryan to stop shaking her headwhile he answered a question about an investigation into the Trump administrations ties to Russia. Spicer said he was astonished people were upset over the incident, saying he didnt treat Ryan any differently than any other reporter.

Spicer initially tried to walk back his Holocaust remarks. But in an interview with Wolf Blitzer on CNN Tuesday, he recognise, I mistakenly used an insensitive reference to the Holocaust. For that I apologize, It was a mistake to do that.

This story has been updated to include Sean Spicers apology.