After only seven days of the Trump administration’s reign, it’s difficult to find things to laugh about. While the country shows its ugliest, most racist and xenophobic face to the rest of the world and legal residents of the United States are detained in airports because of their religious beliefs, laughter can be hard to come by.
Then Sean Spicer retweeted a story about himself and made holding back the giggles all but impossible.
It is difficult for Trump supporters to know the difference between facts and lies. No one can blame them, really, since “alternative facts” have become the standard under their witless leader. Even Trump’s own public stooge seems to have trouble knowing the difference, as he demonstrates on a daily basis with his spin on inauguration crowd sizes and voter fraud numbers.
Seriously, though, no one has told Sean Spicer about The Onion?
The Onion is a satirical website that prints articles based on facts but with a humorous twist. Satire, or “
Sean Spicer doesn’t seem to know this.
While many social media users have mistakenly taken The Onion seriously and have had a good laugh at themselves once they discovered what their articles’ purpose truly is, this particular article listed five facts about Sean Spicer that were either blatantly false or just insulting.
Did Spicer retweet without even watching it?
— The Onion (@TheOnion) January 29, 2017
For instance, The Onion’s “facts” to know about Spicer listed his purpose within the Trump administration as “to provide the American public with robust and clearly articulated misinformation.” As Spicer himself admitted, “nailed it!”
The “five facts” video also listed Spicer’s last job as “senior correspondent on NPR’s national desk.” Spicer has never worked for NPR and it is a joke to think that he would considering his total lack of credibility.
Had Spicer taken a moment to view The Onion’s site, he would have noticed other satirical, ridicule-filled pieces on his own boss and his boss’s evil flunky, Steve Bannon.
The world is now left wondering: does Sean Spicer really think this little of himself, or is he just more clueless than the average internet user?
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