Sean Spicer

Former White House Press Secretary

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  • White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer forced the press to turn off all audio and video devices before holding the daily press briefing and instead only allowed them to write down everything on paper.
  • White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer claimed that Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein's wrote a letter recommending the termination of FBI Director James Comey and that Trump agreed after receiving the letter from him, but that is not true. What actually happened is that Trump summoned Attorney General Jeff Sessions (who has supposedly recused himself from the FBI investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election), and Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein to his office and asked the two to come up with a reason in writing to terminate Mr. Comey. Rosenstein then followed the orders of the President and wrote a memo outlining why Comey should be let go, which Trump then used as a justification to terminate Mr. Comey.
  • White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer ran behind a tall bush on the White House grounds in an attempt to avoid answering journalists questions regarding Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey. Spicer spent several minutes behind the bushes before eventually reappearing and answering a handful of questions from the press, although he insisted they all turn their lights off.
  • White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer tried to suggest that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was worse than Hitler because he said that Hitler never used chemical weapons. Spicer seemed to gloss over the fact that Hitler is responsible for using chemical weapons to kill millions of people in gas chambers during World War II. Spencer was then asked to clarify his remarks and only made matters worse by claiming that Hitler wasn't using them on his own people, but was merely bringing people to "Holocaust centers" to kill them.
  • White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer blamed President Obama for a chemical attack Syrian President Bashar al-Assad carried out on his own citizens. Spicer suggested the attack was a "consequence of the past administration's weakness and irresolution."
  • White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told American Urban Radio Networks journalist April Ryan to "stop shaking [her] head" after Spicer dodged answering a direct question about Trump's connection with Russia.
  • White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer agreed with a reporter who asked him if Donald Trump believes “there’s such a thing as the deep state actively working to undermine the President.” Spicer, while not using the words "deep state" in his response, left no doubt that Donald Trump does believe that Obama leftovers who "espouse the agenda of the previous administration," want to "continue to seek it" during the Trump era.
  • White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer claimed that Donald Trump believes that the jobs reports that were produced during the Obama Administration were false, but are accurate now. When responding a question about Trump's glowing reaction to the February jobs report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Spicer said that he spoke to Trump and that he said that it "may have been phony in the past, but it's very real now."