Well, here we go again. On Friday, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer abruptly resigned in protest over the appointment of Anthony Scaramucci to the post of White House Communications Director. Spicer said that Scaramucci wouldn’t be able to properly complete the job and that he would therefore have to pick up the slack. He was, evidently, not going to stand for that.
Well, after months and months of leaving Spicer to fend for himself in terms of facing criticism for peddling easily debunked lies, Trump has now finally spoken out in “defense” of Spicer. This “defense” only comes, of course, after the former RNC official became officially jobless.
On Twitter late Friday evening, Trump wrote:
‘Sean Spicer is a wonderful person who took tremendous abuse from the Fake News Media — but his future is bright!’
Sean Spicer is a wonderful person who took tremendous abuse from the Fake News Media – but his future is bright!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 22, 2017
One tweet that falls back on the line you literally use more than any other isn’t going to do away with the negative and dysfunctional light that Spicer’s resignation casts over your administration, Trump.
Spicer, of course, was widely ridiculed while serving in his former job, to the point where the White House effectively discontinued on-camera press briefings. Spicer had a combative persona in the White House press briefing room that was eventually translated into a wildly popular Saturday Night Live adaptation.
Check out Twitter’s thoughts about the president’s post-Spicer resignation tweet.
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