At book tour stop, man accuses Sean Spicer of using racial slur; Spicer threatens to sue AP for reporting incident

At a Saturday bookstore signing, a black man "yelled at former White House press secretary Sean Spicer in a bookstore and accused Spicer of calling him a racial slur when they were students at a prep school decades ago," reports the AP. Spicer is now threatening to sue the AP for reporting Saturday's incident, which occurred in public and which was videotaped by local press.

Video of the encounter published by NewportRI.com shows the man, identified as Alex Lombard, approaching Spicer at event.

"Sean, I was a day student at [Portsmouth] Abbey, too, with you,” Lombard said.

“Hey," Spicer replies. "Yes, how are you?”

You don’t remember that you tried to fight me?" Lombard said. "But you called me a [n-word] first."

The video then shows security escorting Lombard out of the event.

"I was 14 then. I was a scared kid then, Sean. I’m not scared to fight you now," Lombard can be heard yelling.

So much in American politics seems weirdly like kayfabe these days. Read the rest

Sean Spicer literally thinks "A Christmas Carol" is a book of Christmas carols

Not only that, but as Randy Michaels quipped, "The most Christmas carols ever gathered in one book. Period." Read the rest

Sean Spicer threatens reporter who emailed a question

Sean Spicer, newly ennobled by Hollywood as a well-meaning funnyman briefly forced to play the buffoonish Goebbels to President Trump, is already having trouble staying in character.

About an hour after Spicer's texts, he replied to a polite email I had sent earlier, seeking comment:

Per my text:

Please refrain from sending me unsolicited texts and emails

Should you not do so I will contact the appropriate legal authorities to address your harassment

Thanks

Sean M Spicer

Context: Spicer's a famously fastidious note-taker and it appears White House investigator Robert Mueller wants a peek.

Spicer is exactly what he appears to be: a blathering thug from whom threats and lies flow like sweat. The desire for there to be something under this, some warmer more human creature behind the mask, is just another disease of that liberal center everyone keeps warning you about. Read the rest

Celebrities have a gas with Sean Spicer at Emmy Awards

Sean Spicer, the former Trump press secretary who said Hitler didn't use chemical weapons, was a surprise guest at last night's Emmy Awards. Welcomed by Stephen Colbert, he was even given a kiss by a British comedian whose name escapes me but who everyone already hates because he was once a dick to Patrick Stewart.

Colbert has spent the entirety of Trump’s time in office railing against the president’s hypocrisy, his exclusionary policies, and his affinity for telling lies whenever it’s convenient. Every night that The Late Show has been on the air has been a night that Colbert has passionately slammed Trump and his staff alike for using their power to spread falsehoods and fear.

That’s why seeing Colbert close out his monologue by sharing a chuckle with Spicer wasn’t just jarring — it was incredibly disappointing.

Disappointment is such a revealing emotion. Read the rest

Jimmy Kimmel's full 20-minute interview with Sean Spicer

On Jimmy Kimmel Live, former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer talked about his work with the Trump administration. In this 20-minute long interview, Kimmel gets Spicer to talk about how he got the job in the first place, his thoughts on Donald Trump's tweets, how he felt about Melissa McCarthy's portrayal of him, and more. Read the rest

Spicey go bye-bye

Sean Spicer has resigned as President Donald Trump's communications director, and he doesn't like his replacement. Read the rest

The White House banned cameras from press briefings, so CNN sent in a courtroom sketch artist

Bravo, CNN artist Bill Hennessy.

CNN equated the briefing to a Supreme Court argument -- an on-the-record event at which cameras are banned.

Hennessy has been a Washington-based courtroom sketch artist for decades. He has covered a wide range of cases, including the Clinton impeachment proceedings, terror suspect trials, and Guantanamo Bay detainee hearings. He worked for CNN at the Supreme Court on Thursday.

Hennessy's presence highlighted the significant change in White House access that has taken place recently. Press secretaries for Democratic and Republican presidents have held on-camera briefings on a regular basis for the past quarter century. But the Trump White House has been cutting back on the frequency and the length of on-camera briefings.

What's amazing is how angry conservatives are about CNN doing this. I'd call them snowflakes, but they've already melted into salty little puddles. Read the rest

Sean Spicer expected to leave post

Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, first held an off-camera briefing that had one reporter describe him as "just kind of useless", then was ridiculed by colleague and top Trump crony Steve Bannon as getting fatter, thereby explaining his unwillingness to be seen, and is now reported to be "searching for his own replacement." With luck it will be Laura Ingraham.

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'Utterly ridiculous': GCHQ shreds Spicer's claim that UK spy agency wiretapped Trump

Officials with the British government complained to the White House today after Donald Trump's spokesliar Sean Spicer cited a bogus Fox News report claiming that former President Barack Obama got help from U.K. intelligence agency GCHQ to spy on Donald Trump. Read the rest

What happens when you wear a green tie on TV, the Sean Spicer edition

Buzzfeed's Jesse McLaren created this important educational video, in which Trump spokesliar Melissa McCarthy, I mean Sean Spicer, shows everyone what happens when you wear a green tie on television. Read the rest

Trump vs leaks: Spicer's staff forced to undergo "phone searches" and delete privacy apps

Sean Spicer -- spokesman for the leakiest White House in history -- summoned his staff to a surprise meeting where they were forced undergo a "phone check" where they unlocked their phones to prove they had "nothing to hide." Read the rest

Enjoy this bizarre, spacey, amateurish Breitbart interview with Sean Spicer

For eight minutes, Breitbart's Charlie Spiering interviewed Sean Spicer, looking into the wrong camera, stumbling over his words, spacing out, sitting silently for long, awkward stretches -- all with CNN running on the large flatscreens behind the President's spokesliar. Read the rest

Sean Spicer claims that Houthi rebel assault on Saudi frigate was an Iranian attack on a US warship

Houthi rebels from Yemen attacked a Saudi frigate; White House spokesman Sean Spicer falsely claimed that this was Iranian forces attacking a US Naval ship and thus an act of war; no one from the White House press corps corrected him or followed up. Read the rest

Sean Spicer defends handcuffing a 5-year-old American boy for hours at an airport immigration checkpoint

"To assume that just because of someone’s age and gender that they don’t pose a threat would be misguided and wrong." Read the rest

At least twice, Sean Spicer has accidentally tweeted the password to his official White House spokesman Twitter account

Day six! It's also a pretty shitty password. Let's hope he's got 2-factor auth turned on! Also, Trump's still using his insecure personal Android device. Read the rest