Sean Spicer: Sitting Down With Trump Itself Gets Kim Jong Un ‘Everything He Wants’

Former Trump White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer appeared on America’s Newsroom on Fox Wednesday morning and weighed in on most of the day’s Trump news, including the North Korea summit. The upcoming summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un is on the rocks, as the two men (and nations) exchange bluster ahead of the scheduled date. Trump made news on Tuesday when he stated that there was a “very substantial chance” there wouldn’t be a summit at all. Sean Spicer lightly disagreed, telling Fox News host Bill Hemmer “I think it’s gonna happen.” But he also offered a major caution.
I think what the U.S. Side needs to be prepared for is that right now Kim Jong Un, he is looking to be seen as a world leader and to be seen as a credible leader. By sitting down with a U. Continue reading "Sean Spicer: Sitting Down With Trump Itself Gets Kim Jong Un ‘Everything He Wants’"

Sean Spicer: Daily WH Press Briefings Aren’t ‘Worth It’

Former Donald Trump press secretary Sean Spicer says that the daily White House press briefings no longer provide substantial information to the public and are not worth doing anymore. C-SPAN’s Steve Scully interviewed Spicer on Sunday for Washington Journal, and he asked whether daily briefings are still “relevant.” Even though Spicer said that the Communications Department should still take media questions on a daily basis, the former press secretary added, “I think that the time and effort that it takes to get that briefing going and what you get in return is not worth it.”
“I think that the press office should be available, as they are, to give the press responses and updates as to what’s going on at the White House, but I think the daily briefing is sort of worth re-examining… I think a morning gaggle and selected days where you do an on-camera Continue reading "Sean Spicer: Daily WH Press Briefings Aren’t ‘Worth It’"

Anderson Cooper Roasts Sean Spicer For ‘Destroyed’ Credibility: He’s ‘Opening Up Exhibits at Madame Tussauds’

Anderson Cooper roasted Sean Spicer on CNN Tuesday night, taking a mallet to the former press secretary’s rotting carcass some 10 months after it was dumped from the White House. The brutal swipe came after a panel discussion about the White House’s attempts to contain the fallout from aide Kelly Sadler‘s remarks that Sen. John McCain was irrelevant because he’s “dying anyway.” As the segment turned to POTUS himself, the CNN panel ganged up on pro-Trump surrogate Steve Cortes, who towards the end objected to Cooper’s use of the word “lies” to describe the president’s frequent use of false statements. Cooper fired back by pointing out Trump’s false claims that millions of people voted illegally in 2016, as well as his (again false) claims about the crowd size at his inauguration — which Spicer infamously asserted with gusto at his first press briefing. “The stupid crowd size Continue reading "Anderson Cooper Roasts Sean Spicer For ‘Destroyed’ Credibility: He’s ‘Opening Up Exhibits at Madame Tussauds’"

Martha MacCallum Grills Sean Spicer on White House’s Inability to Stop Leaks: ‘What is the Problem?!’

One night after Martha MacCallum had presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway on her program denouncing White House leakers, the Fox News host grilled a former West Wing staffer as to why the leaks are happening. MacCallum, Tuesday night, spoke with former Press Secretary Sean Spicer — and expressed her befuddlement as to why the leaks in President Donald Trump‘s White House haven’t been contained. “This is like a year and a half,” MacCallum said. “I mean, we’ve been through all these cycles of people in the communications department, and then [Chief of Staff] John Kelly was brought in. This was going to stop the leaks. Anthony Scaramucci said he was going to stop the leaks. I mean, what is the problem?! How tough is it to run a tighter operation?” Spicer went on to blame…apps? “People have very ingenious ways these days with encrypted apps, et cetera, to Continue reading "Martha MacCallum Grills Sean Spicer on White House’s Inability to Stop Leaks: ‘What is the Problem?!’"

WH Officials Reportedly Tricked Trump Into Watching Fox & Friends Over Morning Joe and New Day

In a bygone age, during the days of Chief-of-Staff Reince Priebus and Press Secretary Sean Spicer, President Donald Trump was someone very different – someone who watched (gasp!) CNN and MSNBC. At least, that’s according to new reporting from New York Magazine‘s Olivia Nuzzi, who writes that White House officials concocted a plan to keep the volatile president on track by changing his diet – his television diet, that is. Trump would reportedly work himself into a tizzy watching Morning Joe and New Day, tweeting all manner of disgruntled miscellany before an 11 A.M. briefing, in which he would review the slights of the morning in a furor and in great detail. “It got to the point that they were just like, ‘We need to get him off these channels and onto Fox & Friends or else we’re going to be chasing down this Continue reading "WH Officials Reportedly Tricked Trump Into Watching Fox & Friends Over Morning Joe and New Day"

April Ryan Hits Back After Sean Spicer Says She and Other Reporters Are ‘Interested in Personal Fame’

Earlier this week, Sarah Huckabee Sanders and American Urban Radio Networks White House correspondent April Ryan got into a contentious back-and-forth that culminated in Huckabee Sanders saying, “You actually don’t know much about me in terms of what I feel and what I don’t. I think we’re done.” Ryan subsequently expressed her surprise that “she took this personally.” This morning former Press Secretary Sean Spicer was on Fox & Friends and the hosts showed him that exchange, as well as Ryan’s follow-up. Spicer said both he and his successor have shown Ryan “a ton of respect,” saying when he started out he “increased the number of journalists that I called on––going to the back of the room, going to niche publications, going to ethnic publications, because I believe that it was important for the American people through the briefing to hear more journalists ask questions from a different Continue reading "April Ryan Hits Back After Sean Spicer Says She and Other Reporters Are ‘Interested in Personal Fame’"

Holy Typo! Sean Spicer Tweets Tillerson’s a ‘True Patriot’ Who Has ‘Severed Our Nation’

Oh, Spicey. After President Donald Trump announced he had ousted Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and was designating CIA Director Mike Pompeo to be the new SoS, a number of Trump administration figures and loyalists took to Twitter to thank Tillerson for his service and congratulate Pompeo. One of those who wanted to declare that Pompeo was an excellent choice to take over the State Department was former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer. It appears, however, that Spicer was a little too quick when hitting send on that tweet. As you can see in the tweet above, the ex-White House spokesperson called Tillerson a “true patriot Continue reading "Holy Typo! Sean Spicer Tweets Tillerson’s a ‘True Patriot’ Who Has ‘Severed Our Nation’"