White House Press Secretary and Communications Director Sean Spicer firmly believes that he has the best job in Washington.
As detailed in yesterday’s Politico by Jack Schafer, on Saturday, Spicer was sent to the briefing room to tell the White House press corps that the in-person attendance at Friday’s inauguration of Donald Trump was the largest ever, when it obviously wasn’t.
Shafer writes: “He's only broadcast from the White House briefing room three times, but on each occasion…Spicer has been asked to do the impossible: square President Donald Trump’s screwball view of the world with what both Spicer and the press corps know better comports with reality."
Spicer was communications director of the Republican National Committee from 2011 to 2017 and its chief strategist from 2015 to 2017.
Today, associate soldier reporter Johanna Jones asked Spicer about the president’s response to Saturday’s massive protests against the Trump agenda, led by women, in which millions of men participated.
“That’s easy, Johanna,” Spicer said. “Those protests didn’t happen.” Spicer then went back to his office, where Trump’s chief strategist, Steve Bannon, congratulated him, exchanging high-fives.