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Sean Spicer Got Booed at Today’s Press Briefing & the Internet Has No Sympathy

After about two weeks off, Sean Spicer was back behind the White House press podium today, because Trump is apparently really enjoying dragging out his firing. The briefing, as you might expect, did not go well. The entire thing was incredibly, well, brief, with Spicer starting off talking about Trump’s recent Europe trip. Because I guess he doesn’t realize that we all have access to constant direct news reports, he stuck with the narrative that the whole trip was a big win and super successful.

Not surprisingly, the word “propaganda” is being thrown around a lot in response.

He also refused to answer questions about the investigation into Jared Kushner’s ties to Russia.

And of course, he devoted a fair chunk of his small time to that old favorite: fake news. Focusing on one tweet (which was later corrected) from a BBC journalist about Trump not wearing a translator earpiece on his trip, Spicer railed against the media’s “perpetuation of false narratives.” He also mentioned the use of anonymous sources, which Trump believes means they don’t exist. Oh, except when they do.

Perhaps the strangest moment was when, seemingly out of nowhere, Spicer closed his notebook and hurried out of the room.

In that clip, you can hear one reporter yell after him “Is Kushner fake news?” and other reporters boo. They’re booing at the press secretary. It’s no surprise that Sean Spicer looks like his soul is disintegrating before our eyes.

He really does look like he’s holding on by a thread, and the internet has no qualms about saying so.

(image via YouTube)

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Vivian Kane (she/her) is the Senior News Editor at The Mary Sue, where she's been writing about politics and entertainment (and all the ways in which the two overlap) since the dark days of late 2016. Born in San Francisco and radicalized in Los Angeles, she now lives in Kansas City, Missouri, where she gets to put her MFA to use covering the local theatre scene. She is the co-owner of The Pitch, Kansas City’s alt news and culture magazine, alongside her husband, Brock Wilbur, with whom she also shares many cats.