HE TWEETS LIKE AN RETIREE
Now, typically, it’s not a big deal if the face of the White House can’t really do social media that well. However, when your boss is Donald Trump, the first comment troll ever to be elected President of the United States, then you gotta know how to use it. Too bad Spicey can’t seem to figure out how to actually work the darn thing. Here’s a tweet from earlier this month.
Another day, another D'oh! pic.twitter.com/eqUQkC456L— Mark Harris (@MarkHarrisNYC) March 2, 2017
NO, THE PRESIDENT DIDN’T ACTUALLY MEAN ‘WIRETAPPING’ WHEN HE TWEETED ABOUT ‘WIRE TAPPING’
Here’s one of those moments where Sean Spicer’s ability as a deadpan comedian is really underrated. In mid-March, the Ginger President went on a Twitter rant wherein he accused former President Obama of wiretapping Trump Tower prior to the election. Of course, Trump spelled it “wire tapp” which is wrong in oh so many ways. Anyway, when asked about it, the Press Secretary said — with a straight face, mind you — that Trump used the term “wire tapp” in quotes not because he’s terrible at grammar (and kinda stupid), but because he was using the specific term as a stand-in for a broader forms of surveillance which the White House definitely used under Obama. Sure, there’s definitely room for a broader interpretation in Trump’s wording. It’s not like the President is directly accusing Obama himself of specifically tapping his pho- … oh, wait.
How low has President Obama gone to tapp my phones during the very sacred election process. This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 4, 2017
HE WILL FREAKING LOSE IT ON THE PRESS (AND IT’S AMAZING)
Last year, in his run-up to the election, Trump cried “phony” when it came to the low unemployment numbers touted by the Obama administration. Now that he’s the Prez, Trump is happily taking credit for those numbers. This (along with the aforementioned “wire tapping” debacle) prompted NBC News correspondent Peter Alexander to ask Spicer, “When can we trust the president, when he says something is phony or when he says it’s real?” Spicer waisted no time in using his big boy voice to say, “Trust that it’s real!”
SPICER ISN’T WHAT YOU’D CALL A ‘DETAILS’ GUY
Exhibit A: He once called the Prime Minister of Canada “Joe Trudeau” in spite of the fact that the world leader’s first name is “Justin.” Sure, not a big deal when you’re a man on the street, but when you’re the White House Press Secretary, you might want to know the name of the man running the country right next door. Also, Exhibit B: this tweet in which he proved that he’s a) never heard of The Onion, and b) he doesn’t read to the end of the sentence.
You nailed it. Period! https://t.co/AUmS1C222b— Sean Spicer (@seanspicer) January 29, 2017
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