Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has spoken about his experience working with the Trump administration – with some noted regrets.
In an interview with MSNBC’s Craig Melvin, Spicer said that he doesn’t regret the high profile job at the White House, but he wished that he didn’t embarrass himself and his family. Melvin asked Spicer if he regretted accepting the job, with Spicer responding that he enjoyed having a “front row seat to history,” adding that it was an opportunity of a lifetime. He also lamented the mistakes that he has made, wishing that he could’ve done better.
Melvin pressed on, and Spicer finally cracked: “I regret things that I did that brought embarrassment to myself, my family, friends of mine who have been very big supporters, where I said, ‘Hey, that was a self-inflicted wound.’” Spicer wasn’t too keen to lie directly to the American people unlike Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who has bent backward to defend the the Trump administration and their antics. Spicer added that there were scenarios where he did or said something that “the American people are probably not pleased with.’”
What Has Sean Spicer Been up To?
After resigning on July 2017, Sean Spicer has been busy signing up with the Worldwide Speakers Group, rubbing elbows with famous people at the Emmy Awards, as well as being designated as a visiting fellow at Harvard.
Spicer’s tenure at the White House was an endless humiliation – before his first official day as press secretary, he embarrassed himself by arguing with reporters about the crowd size at Trump’s inauguration, haphazardly coined the term “Holocaust centers,” suggested that the Obama administration enlisted British spies to infiltrate Trump’s 2016 campaign, as well as went out of his way to defend Trump’s proposed Muslim ban.
While he is trying his darndest to slink back into the public’s good graces, it’s critical that we do not downplay his ill-fated career over at the White House.
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