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Syria / Spicer Gaffe #1109336

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017
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(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.

(White House: Cecilia Vega) The US charge Russia covered up the chemical weapons attack on civilians in Syria & White House press secretary Sean Spicer's suggestion Adolf Hitler did not use chemical weapons in World War II examined; details given about Holocaust gas chambers. [SPICER - says Hitler did not sink to using chemical weapons; differentiates between the use by Hitler & Syrian President Bashir al-Assad.] The reaction to Spicer comments outlined on screen with Israeli intelligence minister Israel Katz quoted; details given about the issue of Assad's use of barrel bombs. [Defense Secretary James MATTIS - says they will pay a stiff price for using chemical weapons.] Spicer's apology on CNN noted & discussed. [SPICER - explains trying to make a point about Assad & made an unfortunate reference to the Holocaust.]

Muir, David;
Vega, Cecilia

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