The late-night host offered the White House press secretary's inner monologue.
ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" - Season 15

Jimmy Kimmel presumed the primary rule at White House press secretary school was “never defend Hitler.” But Sean Spicer already had trouble with that one.

“Sporty Spicer, as he is known, made an absolutely incredible statement about Syrian President [Bashar al-]Assad that if it wasn’t so disturbing would have been Hit-larious, let’s just say that,” Kimmel told his Jimmy Kimmel Live audience on Tuesday. He was referring to Spicer’s comments during a press briefing earlier that day.

“We didn’t use chemical weapons in World War II,” Spicer said, responding to a question about President Donald Trump’s bombing of a Syrian airfield after a chemical attack perpetrated by Assad’s government. “You had someone as despicable as Hitler, who didn’t sink to using chemical weapons.”

“If you listen very closely, you can almost hear the voice inside his head,” Kimmel said.

As a recording of the briefing aired, a voiceover offered Spicer’s inner monologue during the moment. “Did I just defend Hitler? Hitler?! I think I did,” the fake monologue said. “Why did I even do that? Why even bring up the Holocaust. At press secretary school, the one rule was never defend Hitler.”

“Sean Spicer’s probably the only press secretary who needs a press secretary,” Kimmel laughed.

Spicer has since apologized for his comments. “I was obviously trying to make a point about the heinous acts that Assad had made against his own people last week, using chemical weapons and gas,” he told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer. “Frankly, I mistakenly used an inappropriate and insensitive reference to the Holocaust, for which frankly there is no comparison. And for that I apologize. It was a mistake to do that.”

Watch Kimmel in the clip above.

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