Sean Spicer Proved That Evil Can Look Clownish and Pathetic. I had to do a lot of googling to remember more than a few vague details about Sean Spicer, the first of many White House press secretaries who served under the Trump administration.
I could barely recall that Spicer had once claimed that Hitler “didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons,” or that he had amplified Trump’s baseless allegations that Obama had wiretapped Trump Tower during the 2016 presidential election. I did, however, remember Spicer’s original sin: lying about the size of the crowd that gathered at Trump’s inauguration at his very first press briefing. “Yesterday, at a time when our nation and the world was watching the peaceful transition of power, some members of the media were engaged in deliberately false reporting,” Spicer said (almost four years ago to the day!). “Photographs of the inaugural proceedings were intentionally framed in a way, in one particular tweet, to minimize the enormous support that gathered on the National Mall.” Los Angeles Times - We are currently unavailable in your region. Sean Spicer Opens Up About Donald Trump, the Mooch and More.
Anderson Cooper Has A Very Blunt Message For Sean Spicer. CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Thursday called out former White House press secretary Sean Spicer for lying to the media ― and even lying about his lies.
Cooper played a clip from earlier in the day of Spicer being asked if he had every lied to the American people. “I’ve not knowingly done anything to do that, no,” Spicer said. “That answer is so Washington, D.C., it should have its own reflecting pool,” Cooper said. “Just a nice, calm place where you can sit down with your word salad and think about what you’ve done.” The CNN host then went through a list of lies, including claims about illegal voting and lies about the size of the inauguration crowd, along with some of the things Spicer has said to the press since leaving the White House.
Sean Spicer basically admitted that he was willing to lie for Trump. By Callum Borchers By Callum Borchers The Fix Analysis Analysis Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events September 14 at 10:06 AM.
Trump tortured Spicer and Priebus. Now they get to tell investigators about Trump. Then-White House press secretary Sean Spicer, left, and then-Chief of Staff Reince Priebus in May.
(Joshua Roberts/Reuters) Sean Spicer and Reince Priebus are among six current and former White House aides with whom special counsel Robert S. Mueller III is likely to seek interviews in his Russia investigation, as The Washington Post's Carol D. Leonnig, Rosalind S. Helderman and Ashley Parker report. Sean Spicer humiliated after his new employer deletes praise for his ‘candor’ from website. Career advice for Sean Spicer: Work nights at a supermarket — like I did after he cost me my job. The news of Sean Spicer’s departure from the White House has special meaning for me.
Before Spicer became a national treasure, he was my cartoon nemesis when I was working at CBS News MoneyWatch at the network’s headquarters on West 57th Street, from the summer of 2015 until early 2016. While over the years I have written critically about the corporate news media, including CBS, there was something really gratifying about having a CBS ID and walking the halls that had been graced by Edward R. Murrow and Walter Cronkite. True, I was not technically an employee, but worked as a contractor; the gig paid $45 an hour but you were in the mix of it, walking by the “CBS Evening News.”
Once you’re in your 60s, in this America, you’re grateful for every new line in your résumé. I really liked my colleagues at MoneyWatch. Ironically, I was able to write about controversial topics, such as offshore money laundering under the provocative headline, “Is Delaware Home to a Grand Corruption?” The many indignities of Sean Spicer [Video] White House press secretary Sean Spicer resigned his post Friday after six months and one half day on the job, surviving almost weekly predictions of his imminent departure at the hands of one or another of the president’s aides and advisers.
The final indignity appeared to be Trump’s appointment of Anthony Scaramucci as the new White House communications director, news which became public shortly before. Spicer’s tenure was characterized by frequently testy and rarely enlightening exchanges with the media, memorably lampooned by Melissa McCarthy on “Saturday Night Live.” Here are a few moments that help explain why no mother ever dreamed her child might grow up to be a presidential press secretary: January 21: A memorable first briefing. Sean Spicer Just Wrote Melissa McCarthy's Next Hilarious SNL Sketch. <a class="icopyright-article-tools-noscript" href=" target="_blank" title="Main menu of all reuse options"><img height="25" width="27" border="0" align="bottom" alt="[Reuse options]" src=" Click here for reuse options!
</a> I promise you it's worth the time to watch this entire video and watch Sean Spicer write the script for Melissa McCarthy's next SNL appearance. There are several moments that are just golden. Uk.businessinsider. Sean Spicer snaps at Anne Frank Center: Trump condemns hate and ‘it’s never good enough’ for them. Sean Spicer: Trump respects the press, and is unifying the country, and his cabinet is diverse ... Sean Spicer targets own staff in leak crackdown. Press Secretary Sean Spicer is cracking down on leaks coming out of the West Wing, with increased security measures including phone checks for White House staffers overseen by White House attorneys.
The push to snuff out leaks to the press comes after a week in which President Donald Trump expressed growing frustration with the media and the unauthorized sharing of information by individuals in his administration. Story Continued Below Last week, after Spicer became aware that information had leaked out of a planning meeting with about a dozen of his communications staffers, he reconvened the group in his office to express his frustration over the number of private conversations and meetings that were showing up in unflattering news stories, according to sources in the room. Upon entering Spicer’s second floor office, staffers were told to dump their phones on a table for a “phone check," to prove they had nothing to hide. “A special prosecutor for what?”: Spicer insists that there’s nothing to see here about Trump’s ties to Russia.
Press Secretary Sean Spicer had strong words when trying to dismiss a reporter’s question about appointing a special prosecutor to investigate President Donald Trump’s ties to Russia: “A special prosecutor for what?”
After a brief but tense exchange with the reporter during Monday’s press conference, Spicer said: We have now for six months heard story after story come out about unnamed sources, say the same thing over and over again. And nothing has come of it. Right? We’ve heard the same people, the same anecdotes, and we’ve heard reports over and over again. Sean Spicer Wrote This Angry Letter to His College Newspaper After They Called Him 'Sean Sphincter' How Can Sean Spicer Claim Russia Has Been Investigated Extensively, Already? <a class="icopyright-article-tools-noscript" href=" target="_blank" title="Main menu of all reuse options"><img height="25" width="27" border="0" align="bottom" alt="[Reuse options]" src=" Click here for reuse options!
</a> During Monday's White House press briefing, Sean Spicer responded to questions about Russian/Trump ties and had the nerve to say, "I think that Russia's involvement in activity has been investigated up and down. So the question becomes at some point, if there's nothing to further investigate, what are you asking people to investigate? " Investigations have just begun and Spicer claimed they are already over? Nice try, Sean. The administration trotted out Trump supporter Devin Nunes, R-Trump transition team, to claim that the IC has not found any evidence at all that ties Trump people to the Russians during the election season. Of course Rep. Sean Spicer says President Trump’s under no obligation to provide proof for wiretap allegations. In his first on-camera briefing this week, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer failed to provide any evidence for President Donald Trump’s baseless claims that former P resident Barack Obama illegally ordered a wiretap.
Spicer, who made the controversial decision to cancel Monday’s on-camera press briefing, returned to the Brady Room podium on Tuesday where he was peppered with questions about what proof, if any, Trump had. In a flurry of tweets Saturday morning, Trump said he had “just found out” about being wiretapped and pointed the finger at Obama, possibly referring to a recently published Breitbart article that addressed claims from right-wing radio host Mark Levin. Trump called his predecessor a “bad (or sick) guy” and likened the situation to “Nixon/Watergate” and “McCarthyism.” Still, the White House has called on Congress to investigate allegations only made by Trump and conservative media figures. “Where is the proof?” Spicer Warns Reporter: 'Don't Make Me Make That Podium Move!' <a class="icopyright-article-tools-noscript" href=" target="_blank" title="Main menu of all reuse options"><img height="25" width="27" border="0" align="bottom" alt="[Reuse options]" src=" Click here for reuse options!
</a> When Sean Spicer was asked about violating the federal rule about tweeting jobs numbers before a certain amount of time had passed, he got his back up about it. Never mind that those numbers reflect Obama's policies still. All of the Trumpers got excited and began to tweet without waiting until the appointed hour. Trump led the charge with a retweet of Drudge Report's celebration. Dan Scavino chimed in. And then Spicer came through with the killer tweet, claiming credit for Obama's policies:
Sean Spicer Battered During Presser Over Flynn's New Foreign Agent Registration. <a class="icopyright-article-tools-noscript" href=" target="_blank" title="Main menu of all reuse options"><img height="25" width="27" border="0" align="bottom" alt="[Reuse options]" src=" Click here for reuse options! </a> Press Secretary Sean Spicer tried to fluff off any responsibility for the Trump administration's apparent cluelessness over the revelations that Gen. Flynn was a foreign agent for Turkey while being named as the U.S. National Security Adviser.
When asked why this didn't set off any alarm bells, Spicer put all the blame on Flynn, saying "how would anyone know" if Flynn just filed the paperwork. ‘If he’s not joking’: Sean Spicer loses it when NBC reporter asks ‘when can we trust the president?’ NBC News correspondent Peter Alexander got an earful from White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer on Monday after he asked when it was appropriate for media to take President Donald Trump at his word.
Alexander noted at Monday’s White House press briefing that then-candidate Trump had called unemployment reports “phony,” but he touted the same numbers after taking office. “You said, ‘They may have been phony in the past but it’s very real now,'” Alexander said, quoting Spicer’s words back to him. “When should Americans trust the president? Should they trust the president, is it phony or real when he says President Obama was wiretapped?” Sean Spicer denies wiretapping means wiretapping: ‘The president said very clearly wiretapping in quotes’ ‘Calm down’: Sean Spicer blows up at reporters after Intel committee says no wiretapping of Trump. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer on Thursday defiantly responded to the Senate Intelligence Committee’s determination that there was no evidence of surveillance by the United States. In a statement released on Thursday, the Senate Intelligence Committee’s vice chairmen, Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) and Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), said that they saw “no indications that Trump Tower was the subject of surveillance by any element of the United States government either before or after Election Day 2016.”
ABC Correspondent Jonathan Karl asked Spicer to react to the statement but the press secretary told the reporter to “calm down” before reciting a monologue about news reports — even though they do not refute the committee’s findings. “Are you saying that the president still stands by his allegation that President Obama ordered wire tapping of Trump Tower despite the fact that the Senate Intelligence Committee says they see no indication that it happened?” Sean Spicer Gets Dumped. Spicer outlines why Trump's golf games are different than Obama's. ‘Sean Spicer doesn’t believe Sean Spicer at this point’: Watch Angela Rye ridicule press secretary’s lies. ‘It’s not your press briefing’: Sean Spicer snaps at reporter for disagreeing Manafort had ‘limited role’
Spicer Denies Trump Knew About Manafort’s Russian Sugar Daddy. White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Donald Trump had no knowledge that his former campaign CEO had another government boss: a Kremlin Russian oligarch. The White House on Wednesday insisted that the president had no idea his former campaign chairman had worked to advance the interests of the Russian government when he was hired last year. WATCH: Sean Spicer lashes out when pressed on questions about Paul Manafort’s pro-Russia work. CNN calls out Sean Spicer with brutal split-screen as he tries to explain cuts to maternity care. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer on Thursday struggled to explain why President Donald Trump was considering cutting regulations on essential health benefits like maternity care.
To lure conservative members of the House Freedom Caucus, President Donald Trump has reportedly said he is willing to cut the “essential health benefits” that each insurer is required to provide as part of the Affordable Care Act. We know what Sean Spicer did last summer: Today he barely recognizes Paul Manafort — last June he praised Manafort’s “strong” leadership. Sean Spicer implodes at briefing: ‘If the president puts Russian dressing on his salad it’s a connection’ Sean Spicer Tells April Ryan, "Stop Shaking Your Head" During Press Briefing. I generally give the daily Sean Spicer Follies a pass, at least as far as commentary goes, because what more can you say about a guy who goes out every dawning day and feeds another hunk of his soul to the wolverines.
But I feel a special bond with April Ryan because, one day in the summer of 2016 in the city of Cleveland, Ohio, we shared this very special moment on the electric teevee machine with Congressman Steve King (R-Nematode). Advertisement - Continue Reading Below And on Tuesday, Spicer managed to clear even his own high bar for condescension in the service of incompetence. Ryan asked him if the administration yet had noticed the huge pile of problems, many of them reeking of borscht, that have piled up on the South Lawn, obscuring the form of Devin Nunes, who was digging another tunnel.
Spicer's answer did not satisfy her, as it would not have satisfied anyone who has both ears, and a capacity for rational thought exceeding that of topsoil. Business Insider bore witness: Sean Spicer Is 'Astonished' People Are Upset Over The Way He Treated April Ryan. The Trump White House simply does not care about having a good relationship with the media. By Callum Borchers By Callum Borchers The Fix. ‘This is batsh*t crazy!’: Internet explodes over Sean Spicer’s freewheeling press conference. Spicer Gets Testy With NPR Reporter Challenging His Evelyn Farkas Lies.
Who said it? Take the Melissa McCarthy – Sean Spicer quiz. Sean Spicer publicly slammed ProPublica and they responded with a must-read flurry of damning facts. Spicer lets the cat out of the bag on Syria when he presents Russia as one of our possible 'allies' White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s job is to sling a boat-load of Trump’s BS until the day CNN or Fox News offers him a lucrative deal to stump for the Republican Party as a political pundit. Sean Spicer Given Own Press Secretary To Answer Media’s Questions About His Controversial Statements.
WASHINGTON—In an effort to ensure their messaging is being communicated to the public in a clear and transparent manner, the White House Press Office announced Wednesday that Sean Spicer has been given his own press secretary to answer the media’s questions about his controversial statements. “The remarks from the press secretary are being taken out of context, which is unfortunate, given the fact that he is in actuality trying to make very much the opposite point,” said Press Secretary to the White House Press Secretary Kevin Harrigan in his first briefing following his appointment to the role, whose primary duties include conducting supplementary press conferences after Spicer’s daily briefings in order to clarify and explain his comments.
“If you actually look at the evidence from all sides—the substance, if not the entire whole, is solid, which is what he was trying to articulate all along. The unforgivable mistake Sean Spicer makes every day. Sean Spicer Can't Explain Donald Trump's Flip-Flops - The Atlantic. When the president of the United States makes several major shifts on policy in the course of the week, it’s bound to raise a series of questions. Luckily, there’s someone whose job is to answer those questions, giving the press information about the president’s thinking and direction: the White House press secretary. See Melissa McCarthy's Sean Spicer Apologize on 'SNL' - Rolling Stone. WATCH: Sean Spicer implodes when White House reporters grill him about aircraft carrier blunder.
Sean Spicer flummoxes reporters by claiming White House not responsible for hiring Michael Flynn. Sean Spicer Baffles Reporters, Claims Trump Isn’t Responsible For Hiring Flynn (VIDEO) Sean Spicer: Trump Did Not Say That Thing Everyone Heard Him Say (VIDEO) Watch Sean Spicer lose his sh*t after Breitbart calls him out for his alternative fact wall. Sean Spicer HEATED on Sally Yates Trump Mike Flynn Russia Connections 5.8.2017. Sean Spicer bashes Sally Yates over Michael Flynn firing: ‘The president does not want to smear a good man’ Sean Spicer had a meltdown after Trump fired Comey. Sean Spicer returns with a press briefing for the ages. Sean Spicer Announces There Only Enough Time Left In Career For Couple More Questions.
Sean Spicer regularly uses the stupefying form of speech that George Orwell called ‘duckspeak’ Kellyanne Conway had a lousy Monday. Sean Spicer’s wasn’t much better. WATCH: Sean Spicer Fails SPECTACULARLY When Asked About Trump’s Ridiculous Twitter Habit. The Midday Show with Sean Spicer: Tweets are in, Sessions is out.
WATCH: Sean Spicer squirms when reporters ask him why Trump won’t release the Comey tapes. Cooper burns Sean Spicer with side-splitting mash-up of him repeating ‘I’ve not asked the president about that’ Despondent Sean Spicer Returned To Locked Kitchen Cupboard Following Press Briefing. Sean Spicer: Trump’s tape threat forced Comey to tell the truth. Sean Spicer resigns as White House press secretary. Here are 8 of Sean Spicer’s greatest moments in his short-lived White House career. ‘What will Melissa McCarthy do now?’: The internet gleefully mocks Sean Spicer on his way out of the White House.