When Melissa McCarthy performed a parody of White House Press Secretary, Sean Spicer, she nailed it. Although she exaggerated his ignorance and antics, it was definitely Spicer at the extreme.
April Ryan, American Urban Radio Network’s D.C. Bureau Chief asked Spicer about the stress of Russia, wiretapping, and the failure of Trumpcare. She asked if the administration might “revamp its image” in the coming weeks.
Immediately defensive, Spicer said: “No, we don’t have that,” Spicer said, becoming immediately defensive. “I get it, but I’ve said it from the day that I got here until whatever, that there is no connection. You’ve got Russia. If the president puts Russian salad dressing on his salad tonight, somehow that’s a Russian connection.”
It’s not unusual for Spicer to be defensive and highly agitated, but the stress of the last few days, forcing him to lie more frequently, was obviously taking its toll.
“I appreciate your agenda here, but the reality is — hold on,” Spicer continued, as Ryan tried to get a word in. “At some point, report the facts,” he said, arguing that everyone has come away with the conclusion that there was no “collusion” between the Trump campaign and Russia — while in reality investigations are ongoing.
Apparently Ms Ryan was not accepting his explanation; Spicer asked her to ‘stop shaking her head.’ After another exchange when she asked about Condoleezza Rice’s meeting with Trump, and a refusal by Spicer to answer a direct question, he once again shouted at Ms. Ryan.
“I’m sorry, please stop shaking your head again.”
After the end of the conference, Ms. Ryan tweeted a single word: “Lawd!!!!”
She later made the following statement.
“I’ve been here for 20 years, since 1997, the second term of Bill Clinton,” Ryan told MSNBC’s Katy Tur afterwards. “We’ve never seen anything like this before. And my question was simple. How do you change the perception problem basically? I don’t know verbatim what I said, but that was the impetus and the crux of my question. And it went off into this Russian dressing, no shaking my head or whatever.”
“I understand what Sean is doing,” Ryan said, “Sean is being the White House press secretary talking about and trying to make this administration look better than what it does right now. Unfortunately, I was roadkill today.”
Trump hates many things and many people; mostly he hates my America. But above all he hates the truth, often in the form of questions he does not choose to answer. Spicer is nothing more than his “mouthpiece,” and he fails far more frequently than he succeeds.
In defense of this inept man’s ability to lie as successfully as Kellyanne Conway, he has the worst job in America, and the worst boss in the history of government. Being forced to defend the greatest failure in America history on a daily basis is an impossibility.
Trump loves ‘winning,’ but I doubt that as long as he is our illegitimate president a victory will soothe his fragile ego.
By James Turnage
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