New White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer held his first press conference on Saturday as the new Trump administration begins to gain its footing.
Following in the footsteps of his boss, Spicer started off by ransacking the media for “false reporting” after news surfaced Friday that “President” Trump had removed a bust of Martin Luther King Jr. from the Oval Office.
Although the story had already been disproven, Spicer felt the need to further ream out reporters who circulated the story, calling them “reckless and irresponsible.”
In what seemed like a struggle to gather a coherent thought, Spicer continued on his condemning of the media, this time moving on to scould reporters who pointed out that Trump’s inauguration crowd was noticably smaller than both of President Obama’s previous two. Spicer stated that people who pointed out these facts were attempting to “minimize the enormous support” Trump had and that circulating “inaccurate” photos and figures was unacceptable.
In a rather totalitarian tone, Spicer declared to the room of reporters:
‘This was the largest audience to witness an inauguration. Period! Both in person and around the globe.’
Spicer also touched on Trump’s meeting with the CIA on Saturday, claiming over one thousand employees requested to attend his address, but only 400 were granted permission to do so.
‘As you know, the president was at the Central Intelligence Agency today and greeted by a [ruckus], overflowed crowd of some 400 plus CIA employees. There were over a thousand requests to attend, prompting the president to note that he’ll have to come back to greet the rest. The employees were ecstatic that he’s the new commander-in-chief, and he delivered them a powerful and important message. He told them he has their back.’
Touting Trump’s fragile ego, Spicer proclaimed that the CIA agents who attended his address gave him a “five minute standing ovation” in a display of their “enthusiasm for his presidency.”
Spicer didn’t accept any questions from reporters, and instead simply walked away when he had finished his largely insignificant rant.
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