Sean Spicer mix up
Sean Spicer, the U.S. press secretary, compared the president of Syria to Hitler, according to The New York Times. Spicer said, “Hitler didn’t use chemical weapons on people.” Spicer realized his mistake only after a reporter asked him to clarify, considering Hitler did in fact use chemical weapons – gas chambers. Spicer’s statement was made on Passover.
United Airlines makes headlines again
United Airlines passenger David Dao, 69, was violently dragged off an overbooked flight after refusing to give up his seat, according to The Los Angeles Times. Per United’s policy, they have the right to give up someone’s seat. The incident occurred after United offered passengers compensation in exchange for giving up their seat, but no passengers volunteered. The airline then selected four passengers, three of whom left the plane without resistance. United Airlines CEO Oscar Muñoz issued an apology to Dao, as well as all passengers on the flight. According to USA Today, Dao suffered a concussion, broken nose and lost two front teeth during the altercation.
Going back to Afghanistan
The U.S. decided to re-enter Afghanistan, dropping the country’s most powerful non-nuclear bomb on ISIS forces on April 13, according to CNN. The strike was planned for the Nangarhar province in Afghanistan. It targeted tunnels and caves where ISIS fighters were hiding. No civilians were harmed in the strike, which killed 94 ISIS fighters, according to an Afghan official.
Dodge makes a statement
The U.S.’s most powerful factory stock car hit the market on April 11, according to Detroit Free Press. The Dodge Demon debut was set in New York City. The Demon is a spin-off of the Hellcat, making it the fastest car straight from the production line. The car runs a quarter mile in 9.45 seconds.