Sean Spicer on Job as Press Secretary: ‘I Screwed Up’


Former Press Secretary Sean Spicer appeared on S.E. Cupp Unfiltered today and gave an unflinchingly honest appraisal of his time on the job.

“There were times when I screwed up,” he told host S.E. Cupp. “There’s no question about it.”

“When I screwed up, yeah, it felt really bad.”

Cupp pressed Spicer to give examples and he was more than happy to oblige.

“I mean, the inauguration,” he said, referring to the time he blasted the media for reporting on the crowd size. “That’s first and foremost.”

Spicer also brought up the time he seemed to equate Adolf Hitler and Bashar al-Assad as an example of a screw-up.

“I screwed that up royally,” he said, after sarcastically thanking Cupp for reminding him of the incident.

The former press secretary stated, however, that he still tried his best during his brief, though not that brief, time on the job.

“Look, I’m a very self-critical person,” he said. “I honestly went out every day to do the best job I could for the President of the United States, who gave me an unbelievable honor, and to basically do the best job I could for the American people.”

Spicer also appears in Michael Wolff’s tell-all book on the early days of President Donald Trump and his staff, with Wolff alleging that Spicer adopted the mantra of “you can’t make this shit up” after his many foiled attempts on the job.

Watch the clip above, via HLN.

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