Nearly every single person that Donald Trump put in his administration behaves exactly like a reality television star, and can’t seem to get enough of the spotlight even after departing the White House. As we’ve seen time and time again, Trump’s former staffers continue to find ways to get back in front of the camera, and it’s getting really pathetic.
Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer is doing everything he can to stay relevant, managing to randomly resurface on news shows every now and then — but it’s starting to backfire on him. Spicer has just been sent a major diss by the Wall Street Journal, when journalist Kimberley Strassel called Trump’s chief economic advisor Gary Cohn “the first of the relevant to leave” the White House. That’s gotta sting!
Strassel had written:
Omarosa, Hope Hicks, Anthony Scaramucci, Steve Bannon, Sebastian Gorka, Reince Priebus – who cares? None of these departures took anything away from this administration; many improved it. The intellectual heavyweights who have mattered most to Donald Trump’s policy victories have remained from the start, even as new grown-ups like Chief of Staff John Kelly provided those players the order necessary to accomplish the likes of tax reform.”
Unfortunately for Spicer, this nasty burn was brought up when he appeared on Maria Bartiromo’s Fox Business Network show this morning. Spicer had apparently not known about Strassel’s comments, and when Bartiromo told him that his position in the White House was not viewed as relevant, Spicer’s reaction was priceless. Spicer seemed totally thrown off as he replied sheepishly, begging for attention:
Oh, come on Kim. I think I was relevant, for a day or two.”
Of course, the Fox panel bent over backward to comfort Spicer and cater to his neediness, telling him that Strassel hadn’t called him out by name as one of the people who was irrelevant.
You can watch this stunning moment below. With any luck, this humiliation will encourage Spicer to stay away from the spotlight for good.
Sean Spicer after hearing that Gary Cohn was first “relevant” White House departure: “I think I was relevant … for a day or two.” pic.twitter.com/iMFUKPxHlM
— David Taintor (@davidtaint) March 9, 2018
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