I don’t think I scare easily, but there is something profoundly disturbing about Sean Spicer. He was creepy before the election, but he’s way creepier now.
What scares me about Spicer is the palpable rage that comes off of him as he speaks to the press. In a recent interview with CNN’s Michael Smerconish, I could swear there was smoke coming out of his ears.
Spicer has been the communications director for the National Republican Committee for five years and its chief strategist since 2015. He was all over television during the Trump campaign, contorting himself in desperate attempts to defend the indefensible comments of his party’s candidate.
Since the election, Spicer has been named to dual roles in the Trump White House. He will be both White House Press Secretary and White House Communications Director.
This means, of course, that we’ll be seeing even more of him as the press tries to get him to explain what the hell his boss is thinking.
One can almost feel sorry for the raging communications man. He is being forced to say things that are so patently stupid that anyone in his situation would no doubt be furious.
Still. He’s terrifying.
The latest rant happened when Spicer appeared on ABC’s “This Week.” He was asked if President-elect Trump agrees with President Obama’s sanctions against Russia in response to the hacking of our election.
As usual, Spicer started talking faster and faster as he desperately struggled to turn a simple yes/no answer into an attack on the Obama administration. His neck almost disappeared as he spewed out one anti-Obama line after another.
You could see that he was trying out the usual Trump Team method of not allowing his interviewer to get in a single question.
Man, these Trump folks can lie so fast…
After trying to throw the discussion off of the Russian hacking and onto China, then onto Hillary Clinton, and after shouting 100 words to each word that his interviewer could squeeze in, we still didn’t have an answer to the question.
It got really bizarre, and more surreal than ever, when Spicer acted completely outraged that people are “mocking” his boss. He bragged about how much Trump is getting accomplished, ignoring the fact that the man is taking credit for things that have absolutely nothing to do with him. Like taking credit for jobs coming back to the U.S. when the decision to bring them back was made last spring.
“Everything he does right now, he gets — he speaks for the head of Sprint, gets 5,000 jobs moved from abroad. And everyone starts to mock him. Oh, those jobs were already announced. They weren’t. The sales jobs have been a previous announce. These jobs were coming from abroad to America.
And instead of trying to mock him or undermine him, it’s time that people started to give him credit for actually getting things done.”
So this is what we are faced with, fellow American news junkies. An angry, bitter White House spokesperson who plans to speak so loudly and with so much pressure that no one can ask a question or refute a comment. A guy who wants to shout us into submission by scaring us with his temper so we won’t notice him lying with every sentence.
This guy can defend Putin, blame the manipulation of the election on the losing candidate, criticize the public for not honoring the Emperor With No Clothes and still make you feel like the one who should back off.
He scares me.
Like Ann Coulter. So full of rage that I’m scared they’re going to spontaneously combust.
Watch this interview from ABC’s “This Week.” But take your blood pressure before and after. See if I’m right.
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