‘Enough With the F*cking Crowd Size’: Spicer’s Explosive Presser Gets Ripped Apart on Twitter
Sean Spicer‘s debut as White House Press Secretary was devoted to attacking the media, and the Twitterverse was hardly impressed.
Spicer went on a major tirade in the Briefing Room on Saturday where he slammed reporters and accused them of misrepresenting the size of President Trump‘s inauguration crowd. This comes after the media picked up on how Trump’s attendance numbers fell short of inauguration crowds past.
In response to the presser, many media figures and observers posted their thoughts online, and a great deal of which were exceedingly negative:
Sean Spicer lacks the guts or integrity to refuse orders to go out and lie. He is a failure in this job on his first full day.
— Brian Fallon (@brianefallon) January 21, 2017
Categorically, demonstrably false. The new WH press secretary opens his time with a lie & takes no questions? https://t.co/WfqyBmKb92
— Stephen Hayes (@stephenfhayes) January 21, 2017
I've run out of adjectives.
— Chuck Todd (@chucktodd) January 21, 2017
Prediction: There will be a poll, out next week, that will show 70-80% of Trump supporters believing that Mall photos were fake news.
— Glenn Thrush (@GlennThrush) January 21, 2017
Enough with the #%*&ing crowd size. https://t.co/4G0KNPlDz2
— Joe Scarborough (@JoeNBC) January 21, 2017
embarrassing and pathetic my guy @seanspicer
— Simon Maloy (@SimonMaloy) January 21, 2017
Sean Spicer's first hostage video … that was pathetic. Embarrassing. Bad. Just bad.
— Mika Brzezinski (@morningmika) January 21, 2017
At some point, Spicer is going to be a paid TV contributor after he leaves his gig. As if his falsehoods never happened. It's how it works.
— Sopan Deb (@SopanDeb) January 22, 2017
This is called a statement you're told to make by the President. And you know the President is watching.
— Ari Fleischer (@AriFleischer) January 21, 2017
Lower third writing should be an Emmy category pic.twitter.com/oU3X3bNzmp
— Alicia Menendez (@AliciaMenendez) January 22, 2017
This is how the headlines should read — not "Trump attacks media over crowd size reporting", with the falsity of the claim deep inside … https://t.co/ywhWbMTKEc
— Paul Krugman (@paulkrugman) January 22, 2017
It is embarrassing, as an American, to watch this briefing by Sean Spicer from the podium at the White House. Not the RNC. The White House.
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) January 21, 2017
Accurate headline. Good job CNN https://t.co/EhelF8TfHE
— Jamie Weinstein (@Jamie_Weinstein) January 21, 2017
The man who forced Spicer to give that statement controls our nuclear arsenal.
Enjoy your Saturday!
— Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) January 21, 2017
So today's fight is over an erroneous tweet about an MLK bust and the number of attendees at the inauguration. #PutinSmiles
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) January 21, 2017
This is not a political campaign. It is not a game. This is now the White House lying to the American people.
— Binyamin Appelbaum (@BCAppelbaum) January 21, 2017
"Record grain and steel production in the Soviet heartland again! Little lies build immunity to big ones. https://t.co/RyMiXILKNs
— Garry Kasparov (@Kasparov63) January 22, 2017
I saw a president lie about his affairs and another president wage war around a lie, but Trump tops it all. This is surreal.
— Ron Fournier (@ron_fournier) January 22, 2017
— Jon Hutson (@JonHutson) January 21, 2017
I imagine this was the conversation Trump had with Press Secretary Sean Spicer before he went out to talk the media…. pic.twitter.com/Swt7ouHBYd
— BlackSportsOnline (@BSO) January 21, 2017
— Elizabeth Plank (@feministabulous) January 22, 2017
The Winds of Winter WILL come out in 2016. Period. pic.twitter.com/k3LLc0bNaJ
— Merrill Barr (@MerrillBarr) January 22, 2017
“The Death Star had no design flaws. Period.” pic.twitter.com/mZBB4MnPLm
— Matt O'Brien (@ObsoleteDogma) January 22, 2017
"The Washington DC Metro is the finest & most efficient subway system in America. Period" pic.twitter.com/VDa8iqOp8u
— Michael Cohen (@speechboy71) January 22, 2017
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