What happens to people after they escape from the White House? A number of them have left due to corruption, and those individuals fade away back to wherever they were before Donald Trump lured them out into the public spotlight. Some of them find their way onto the airwaves as Fox News “experts” and occasionally onto the other cable news channels. This individual’s place in life came as a big surprise, though.
Remember the president’s original White House press secretary Sean Spicer? He was the guy who first told the public not to believe their lying eyes and take Trump’s word for the size of his inaugural crowd. When Spicer left after six months, he had the air of someone who had been bullied in submission for a long time.
That was why the White House’s announcement that Spicer was returning to the Trump administration fold as the Naval Academy’s Board of Visitors spokesperson came as that surprise.
He was one of three people POTUS planned on sending to the board to monitor the “academics, morale, and finances” of the Naval Academy, according to CNN. Ironic, is it not?
The former press secretary was a Navy Reserve officer. Then, he went on to the Republican National Committee (RNC) as its communications director.
Spicer tweeted his thanks to Trump via Twitter, which is apparently how it is done these days:
‘Thank @POTUS @realDonaldTrump for the honor to serve as a member of the Board of Visitors to the US @NavalAcademy#usna #gonavy #beatarmy #usnavy #navy’
The board of visitors has consisted of a 15-member group made up of a variety of political appointees. The appointments have been rather unusual compared to other White House appointments in that the commander-in-chief by tradition selected six people. Vice president Mike Pence selected four, the Senate and the House Armed Services committees had one choice each.
The president intends to appoint another individual, David Urban, who worked on Trump’s 2016 campaign, then went to CNN as a contributor. The third individual to go to the board was Guy Swan III, who was a retired Army officer. The men will serve their term throughout 2021.
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