Spicer apologized on Tuesday for making an "inappropriate and insensitive" comparison
German Chancellor Angela Merkel (L) and Peter Altmaier, Head of the Federal Chancellery and Federal Minister for Special Tasks, right, attend the weekly cabinet meeting at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, April 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn), photo: AP/Michael Sohn
12 of April 2017 12:30:37
BERLIN – German Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesman says that comparing Nazi war crimes to present-day situations "leads to nothing good" — a reaction to his U.S. counterpart's remarks about Syrian President Bashar Assad's use of chemical weapons.White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer's invoking of the Holocaust to illustrate the severity of chemical weapons use drew rebukes from Jewish groups and critics.