What I’ll Miss About President Trump’s Embattled Press Secretary
Today was a big day in Washington — White House press secretary Sean Spicer called it quits. He had his reasons for resigning — or so we’ve been told — but I’ll be honest, I’m a little sad about it.
To tell the truth
Sean Spicer, or “Spicey” as he was affectionately called, was seemingly the most controversial White House press secretary ever. He was rude to the media, he used silly props to explain things, he exaggerated Trump’s inauguration figures, he even made bad Hitler comparisons. He pretty much broke every single rule out there for being an effective spokesperson. (And having been one myself, he often made me cringe!) I think that ultimately contributed to his demise — he developed a reputation for being untrustworthy.
Where’s Melissa McCarthy when you need her?
Of course, after today’s news, the Twitterverse was wondering what will happen to Melissa McCarthy’s Spicer impersonation on “Saturday Night Live.” Will she give Spicey an appropriate sendoff when the show returns in the fall? Will she take on Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who was previously played by “SNL’s” Aidy Bryant, next?
So as I say farewell to Spicey, I must also say farewell to Melissa. Here are my two favorite sketches from this past season’s “SNL.” First, our introduction to Melissa’s version of Spicer (which was pretty darn good):
And then the one when Spicey returned from an absence:
The bush scandal
And lastly, we can’t forget the time Spicey was hidden in the bushes, er, “among the bushes,” after FBI director James Comey was fired:
For all of these reasons, I am sad to see this era end. But, truth be told, it would be nice to have the position of White House press secretary once again command the respect that it deserves. But, in the meantime, to Spicey I say- keep on, keepin’ on.
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