‘The President Has Made It Clear’: Twitter Noticed Sean Spicer’s Verbal Tic at WH Briefing
If Monday’s first full White House press briefing is any indication, it looks like press secretary Sean Spicer has a go-to phrase.
According to the media monitoring service TVEyes, Spicer used some form of the phrase “The President has made it clear” on 13 different occasions during his Monday briefing.
The verbal tic was particularly noticeable during the early portion of the briefing. In the first 12 minutes of questioning, Spicer dropped the phrase six times.
Twitter picked up on it too.
Well, new drinking game is every time Spicer says “I think he’s been very clear”
— ames kathryn (@thisisames) January 23, 2017
Counting how many times Sean Spicer non-ironically states ‘the president has been very clear…’ #WHPressBriefing
— Rebecca Pierce (@rpierc13) January 23, 2017
I don’t think “has been very, very clear” means what Mr. Spicer thinks it does.
— Mike Maney (@the_spinmd) January 23, 2017
Drink every time Spicer say “I think President Trump has been very clear”
— sam donovan (@imamsamm) January 23, 2017
If Spicer says “I think Donald Trump has been really really clear” one more time….
— Hannah Kohn (@HannahBracha) January 23, 2017
If spicer says “I think he has been very clear” one more time I’m gonna start a gofundme to get his eyes and ears checked
— Onnolee (@onnoIee) January 23, 2017
I lost count of how many times Sean Spicer said, “the president made it very clear…” Whatever it was, he probably didn’t????
— Peaches (@nuttinhoney16) January 23, 2017
If I were to drink every time Spicer has said “he was very clear,” I’d be WASTED. Maybe then it would be clear…
— Tiffany Impson (@_tif_) January 23, 2017
It’s quite possible that Spicer has said “the President has been very clear” more times than there were people at DT’s inauguration.
— Erika Marks (@erikamarksauthr) January 23, 2017
@cnn Sean Spicer says the president has made everything clear why are you here then?
— Joel J. Phiri (@joeljphiri) January 23, 2017
Sean Spicer is making it very clear that the President has made it very clear. Clearly
— Denis Seguin (@deseguin) January 23, 2017
Indeed, Twitter users have made it clear that they’re going to catch these types of things from Sean Spicer going forward.
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