"Clearly, I'm aware of [the atrocities of the Holocaust]," Spicer said. "I should've just stayed on topic"
Dozens of missiles were launched from Navy destroyers on Thursday night, targeting a Syrian airfield – Trump's first major military intervention since taking office.
Ignoring questions from the background about what he plans to do about Syria, Trump instead thought it was an appropriate time for wisecracks.
McCaffrey said it would be a "mistake" to conduct "limited political signaling" in response to Bashar al-Assad's chemical attack on his own people.
Trump didn't make a single peep about Russia's denials in today's rambling news conference. Instead, he bragged about his still-secret plan to resolve the crisis in Syria and threw a tantrum about Barack Obama.