So you can imagine my surprise when White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer invoked the Nazi boss's name this week, lambasting the president of Syria for a savage attack on civilians by saying even Hitler didn't "sink to using chemical weapons". "I mean, you know, and I hope people understand that we all make mistakes", he said.
"This was my mistake, my bad, that I needed to fix", Spicer added.
"I made a mistake by trying to make a comparison that was completely wrong", he said.
Mr Spicer on Tuesday had suggested that World War II German dictator Adolf Hitler did not use chemical weapons on his own people, momentarily forgetting the Holocaust.
"You had a, someone as despicable as Hitler who didn't even sink to the - to using chemical weapons", said Hitler.
"I've let the president down, and so both personal and professional level, that will go down as not a good day in my history", said Spicer.
The Nazis are infamous for using gas chambers to exterminate Jews and others in the Holocaust.
"He's got to leave", said Steven Goldstein, speaking on CNN's "New Day".
Stern later observed Spicer-who the radio personality called "bottom of the barrel"-"always looks scared" while delivering his press briefings and interviews. "You have to, if you're Russian Federation, ask yourself, is this a country. a regime that you want to align yourself with?"
"But if I'm President Trump, I'm like, well Jesus Christ, we're a laughingstock", Stern said.
Journalists and politicians in Washington are abuzz about whether Spicer's job is in on the line - whether he has become too much of a liability to continue as press secretary.
Following the criticism and global outcry in response to Spicer's remarks, the White House press secretary continues apologizing on camera for his controversial slip up.
"I've never understood these people being put in these specific positions of power, especially Sean Spicer and Kellyanne Conway", McCain said.
Rep. David Kustoff, a Germantown Republican, took issue with Spicer's remarks but did not call for him to be punished. Eighty-seven people, including children, were killed in last week's chemical weapons attack in Syria.