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Spicer Takes Parting Shots at the Press: Reporters Have ‘Clickbait’ Mentality

Outgoing Press Secretary Sean Spicer gave his first interview since announcing his resignation from the White House position.

Spicer told Sean Hannity that it was “an honor and a privilege” to serve President Trump and the country.

“I am leaving it in capable hands with both Anthony [Scaramucci] and Sarah [Huckabee] Sanders, who has been just a tremendous partner and will continue to do this president and this country a great job,” he said.

He told Hannity that the president did not want him to go, but insisted that Scaramucci and Sanders needed a “clean slate.”

When asked if he felt that his role was ever “diminished” or was “being pushed out,” Spicer responded by saying that Trump simply wanted to “add” to the team.

Spicer then took some shots at the media.

“I was increasingly disappointed in how so many of the members here in the media do their job or rather don’t do their job with the bias in which they come from,” he stated. “There’s become a very ‘clickbait’ mentality among a lot of reporters which they’re more interested in their clip or in their click than they are about the truth and the facts.”

He addressed the outrage surrounding the camera ban from recent press briefings and said that the majority of reporters “have been trying to figure out ‘How do I get on TV? How do I become a YouTube star?'” He did acknowledge that there were a few good reporters.

When asked about his future plans, he told Hannity that he was looking forward to spending a lot of time with his kids and his wife.

Watch the clip above, via Fox News.

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