The job of the White House Press Secretary is possibly the most difficult especially if you’re Sean Spicer, your boss is Donald Trump and you both have something in common: the ability to consistently communicate offensive information.
On Tuesday, Press Secretary Sean Spicer, while answering questions on President Trump’s justifications for bombing Syria following the chemical attack in the country, made the grave mistake of downplaying Adolf Hitler’s attack on Jews during World War II.
Drawing comparisons between Bashir Al-Assad and Adolf Hitler, Spicer said, “You had someone as despicable as Hitler who didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons“, when in fact, Hitler used chemical weapons at the time.
Although he has apologized, “I made a mistake. There’s no other way to say it. I got into a topic I shouldn’t have, and I screwed up...”, it’s still very alright to remind everyone of all the times Spicer has messed up either standing behind that exalted White House podium or sharing his thoughts via social media.
At President Donald Trump’s inauguration in January, it was clear that the event was not well-attended compared to former President Barack Obama’s inauguration and even the Women’s March that held the day after Trump’s inauguration. Experts recorded that the women’s march had three times the crowd at President Trump’s inauguration. But Sean Spicer saw things differently. He claimed the inauguration had the biggest audience in history. When confronted with the facts, Spicer said, “Sometimes we can disagree with the facts“.
In February, President Donald Trump signed an executive order restricting travellers from seven predominantly Muslim countries from gaining entrance into the United States. Trump himself described the action as a ban but in the President’s defence, Spicer said it was not a travel ban and the president was only being forced to use the same word as the media.
When President Trump tweeted sometime in March that President Obama tapped into his phones during the election, Sean Spicer did the best he could to save the day.
How low has President Obama gone to tapp my phones during the very sacred election process. This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 4, 2017
Spicer claimed the president did not necessarily mean wiretapping. He said, “The President used the word wiretaps in quotes to mean, broadly, surveillance and other activities“, this came after he had declared a week earlier that “the tweet speaks for itself“.
Early on in the Trump administration when nominees for cabinet positions had not been confirmed, Sean Spicer somehow managed to get everyone busy wondering why President Trump decided to take one of the cabinet posts for himself. Spicer tweeted that the President had been confirmed as the Housing and Urban Development. Fake news!
Two consecutive days in his first few days as Press Secretary, Sean Spicer tweeted his own password. Yes, his own password.
How much more entertainment content can Sean Spicer provide with this key role he seems to be misusing with every chance he gets? How much of a mess can the entire Trump administration be and it hasn’t been 100 days yet?
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