Let's hope Sean Spicer is looking for a job at Fox News now that he has quit the Trump administration. Because otherwise, Spicer is more pathetic than we knew.
Appearing on Fox News’ Hannity show tonight, Press Secretary Sean Spicer slobberingly insisted he bore no ill will to either Donald Trump or Anthony Scaramucci who was just hired as White House communications director.
This is in direct contradiction to what has been reported in the press. For example, The Washington Post wrote that Spicer’s departure was “abrupt and angry” and that he had “vehemently objected” to Scaramucci’s appointment.
“Scaramucci has coined a particularly crude nickname for [chief of staff Reince] Priebus and, in private conversations with associates in recent weeks, repeatedly savaged both the chief of staff and the entire White House press operation,” The Post noted.
But The Post also reported that everyone tried to put a happy face on the situation:
As the reorganization unfolded throughout the day, Trump’s communications shop — not known for finely tuned messaging — offered its best attempt at a display of unity, a Kabuki-theater performance juxtaposing polite public statements with sniping and complaints behind the scenes.
Spicer and Priebus continued the Kabuki theater tonight on Hannity, in separate interviews. Ignoring the months of humiliation and criticisms that were foisted on him by Trump, Spicer proved he’s still a Trump lapdog. Some excerpts from his comments:
“It’s been an honor and a privilege to serve this president and this country. I will never be able to thank this president enough for what he has been able to allow me to do.”
“[Trump] has been very gracious throughout this process.”
“After reflection, my decision was to recommend to the president that I give Anthony and Sarah [Huckabee Sanders, the deputy press secretary who will replace Spicer] a clean slate to start from.”
“[Trump’s] an unbelievably gracious individual … he’s always thinking of others.”
Watch what looks a lot like a Fox News audition below, from the July 21, 2017 Hannity.
Except at the Vatican!
And now, the end is near,
And so I face the final curtain,
My friend, I’ll say it clear,
I’ll state my case of which I’m certain,
I’ve done an ugly job
And had my balls crushed along the way,
But that’s just how it goes,
When you’re in Trump’s way!
Regrets, I’ve had a lot,
But then again, too much to mention,
I did what I had to do
I could have used an intervention,
I took the stage and took my lumps,
The press piled on, and they made me pay,
For all his dumbass tweets,
I was in his way!
Yes, there were times, I’m sure you knew
When I seemed not to have a clue,
And in the wings, when there was doubt,
Sara Huckabee in, Sean Spicer out,
I faced it all though I felt small
I was in her way!
I’ve loved, I’ve laughed and cried,
I’ve had my fill, my share of losing,
And now, as tears subside,
I find it all just so confusing,
To think I did all that,
And played the fool for every day’s pay
Oh no — never again,
Yes I’ll have my say:
For what’s a man, what has he got,
To meet the Pope? No I did not!
To say the things he truly feels
It won’t be long, I’ll get book deals!
This job does blow,
But I’ll cash in,
And do it My Way!
Now, his career choices are Fox News…….and that’s about it.
Well done, Sean! Enjoy the curiosity tour around the media, because that’s all you have left.