Sean Spicer Regrets His First Move As White House Press Secretary

Cheryl Sanders
September 19, 2017

"In an interview on Monday morning, Mr. Spicer said he now regrets one of his most infamous moments as press secretary: His decision to charge into the White House briefing room in January and criticize accurate news reports that Barack Obama's inauguration crowd was bigger than President Donald J. Trump's", The New York Times just reported.

Spicer's bit even made light of one of his first ignominious appearances at a White House podium when he lied about the crowd size at President Trump's inauguration.

Spicer told the Times he didn't tell Trump or anyone in the White House about his appearance and said he hopes Trump wasn't offended by the skit.

"That's what you sign up to do", said the former White House press secretary.

While it was obvious from the reactions caught on camera that Spicer's entrance to the Emmys caught everyone off guard, the responses were mixed, with some celebrating Spicer's apparent turn against his old boss and others insisting that he should not be absolved of his complicity in the Trump administration's war on the press.

"This was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration - period - both in person and around the globe", he said. Slate's Jamelle Bouie added: "The degree to which Sean Spicer has faced no consequences is a glimpse into the post-Trump future". "Whether or not you agree or not isn't your job".

"Yeah. I know you think that is a picture of me kissing Sean Spicer".

It follows Spicer's appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, which was also criticised for going too lenient on the man. Colbert in fact appeared on the show the following night, and brought up Spicer as being someone he'd always wanted to meet.

"Seeing Sean Spicer at the #Emmys trying to renew himself after him offering his services to a bigoted, sexist, racist agenda is insulting", singer Ricky Davila tweeted.

"If it was up to me, I would have probably worn a different suit", he said.

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