Sean Spicer is done lying for Donald Trump — not because he suddenly developed a conscience or ever had one, but because he disagreed (like many conservatives) with Trump appointing someone who once donated to Obama before he realized the President wasn’t going to bend over for Wall Street as the new White House communications director.
Spicey may be gone, but Trump still loves him enough to give him a proper sendoff — by screaming about the FAKE NEWS who gave him a hard time for preaching the Trump doctrine of “alternative facts.”
“Sean Spicer is a wonderful person who took tremendous abuse from the Fake News Media – but his future is bright!” Trump tweeted on Friday.
Sean Spicer is a wonderful person who took tremendous abuse from the Fake News Media – but his future is bright!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 22, 2017
Spicer has been responsible for some of The Donald’s more hilariously awful lies: that his crowd size was actually the biggest ever and the cameras were lying to you, a massacre that never happened, and many others. He also kept us entertained with his numerous temper tantrums.
Now, the torch has been passed to equally hilariously stupid Sarah Huckabee Sanders — so Americans stopped by to join Trump in sending Spicey off (and, in what has become an international sport, to laugh at The Donald):
Spicer out. pic.twitter.com/yKq7tJRJTB
— treason is no bueno (@williamlegate) July 22, 2017
We all should have a moment of silence for “the Truth.” I’m sure Sarah Huckabee Sanders will continue the Trump policy of ignoring it.
— David Putnam (@davidmputnam) July 22, 2017
I’m sorry did you mean to say “his future is blight”?
— Sara ❄ Schaefer (@saraschaefer1) July 22, 2017
What he really needs is a brain and a heart.
— saogirl (@sandy_turney) July 22, 2017
Now he can go back to his absolutely normal life of eating piles and piles of cinnamon gum!
— elan gale (@theyearofelan) July 22, 2017
If you didn’t force your press secretary to be more like a walking Pinocchio, they wouldn’t look like such childish fools. pic.twitter.com/boRnPppgRz
— Alt Fed Employee (@Alt_FedEmployee) July 22, 2017
You let everyone but him meet the Pope
— Jess Dweck (@TheDweck) July 22, 2017
Everyone’s forgetting the real victim here, @melissamccarthy. She’s going to have to go back to making movies. See what you did Donald
— Rob Gorski (@The_Autism_Dad) July 22, 2017
Now that he’s away from you maybe his soul will grow back
— An Old Liberal (@BradTheOldLib) July 22, 2017
You humiliated him pretty regularly. He is probably breathing a sigh of relief.
— Just Karen (@snarkhunting) July 22, 2017
Err … the only abuse Sean took was lying at your direction (e.g., inauguration crowds). You should be ashamed of how you treated him.
— Lee Straus (@lawguyinla) July 22, 2017
Yep, extremely bright. I hear he’s getting offers from REAL news outlets like the National Enquirer, The Globe and Mad Magazine.
— PhilAnthonyRodriguez (@PhilAnthonyRod) July 22, 2017
And now Spicer doesn’t have to go out and lie to America for you on an almost daily basis. Dude can probably finally sleep at night.
— David Putnam (@davidmputnam) July 22, 2017
He took tremendous abuse because he had to defend on a daily basis someone doing a terrible job- sad!
— David Amoyal (@DavidAmoyal) July 22, 2017
From you. He took tremendous abuse from you. Better count your blessings Donny, I’m sure he will turn on you
— Diana (@Takethepwrback) July 22, 2017
How amusing. He took abuse because of your lying, unethical behavior. And he performed poorly.
— Darren Muci (@DarrenMuci) July 22, 2017
You hire the worst ppl. I could be wrong, but ‘drain the swamp’ doesn’t mean fill WH w/Goldman Sachs execs.
No transparency, no integrity.
— No Nonsense (@ilovedogsncake) July 22, 2017
You were his worst abuser by setting him up to cover your ass every day! I hope you paid him well because he gave up his dignity for you!
— Debbie Desormeaux (@Amma2you) July 22, 2017
Has to be brighter. No one can find any dignity spending their days lying for you.
— Daniel Goldstein (@soliddgoldstein) July 22, 2017
He might have worked for you, but he was more closely associated with the bushes.
— Fin Debacle (@RumRational) July 22, 2017
Yes, it is true that Trump abused Spicer. Not only did he deny him his chance to meet the Pope — something the former press secretary wanted more than anything — but he made him lie for him day after day after day.
While it is easy to by sympathetic to Spicer, it is important to remember that he could have quit at any time. He could have resigned at any given moment. Instead, he chose to play along and spend his time propagating Trump’s lies. He had a choice, and he chose to be just as terrible as The Donald.
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