Sean Spicer Gets Needy After WSJ Calls Gary Cohn ‘First Relevant’ WH Departure: ‘I Think I Was Relevant’

As President Donald Trump’s administration hemorrhages senior staffers, we must strive to never forget a true pioneer of getting the hell out of the West Wing: Sean Spicer.

Unfortunately for Trump’s first White House press secretary, the Wall Street Journal’s Kimberley Strassel has already done so. In a Friday op-ed, Strassel made the case that Gary Cohn, Trump’s chief economic adviser and the latest official to ditch the White House, “is the first of the relevant to leave.”

And when Maria Bartiromo informed Spicer of the op-ed on her Fox Business Network show Friday morning, his reaction was priceless.

“Oh, come on Kim,” Spicer said sheepishly. “I think I was relevant, for a day or two.”

The Mornings With Maria panel rushed to assuage Spicer’s feelings, reassuring him that Strassel didn’t name-check him as one of the irrelevants.

“Omarosa, Hope Hicks, Anthony Scaramucci, Steve Bannon, Sebastian Gorka, Reince Priebus—who cares?” Strassel wrote. “None of these departures took anything away from this administration; many improved it. The intellectual heavyweights who have mattered most to Donald Trump’s policy victories have remained from the start, even as new grown-ups like Chief of Staff John Kelly provided those players the order necessary to accomplish the likes of tax reform.”

Watch above, via Fox Business Network.

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