That Sound You Hear Is the Internet Reacting to Sean Spicer’s Resignation as White House Press Secretary
Oh Covfefe Spice, we hardly knew ye.
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From the instant Sean Spicer debuted as White House secretary to the day he resigned, he provided a litany of, shall we say, “memorable” moments. There was his very first press conference, where he insisted that Trump’s inauguration crowd was largest ever. PERIOD. Then there was the time he claimed Hitler never used chemical weapons, to the priceless reactions of the reporters in the room. And of course, that’s just the tip of the iceberg over the course of Spicer’s fraught six-month tenure. So, people were understandably shocked that Spicey had suddenly resigned.
I MADE AN AUDIBLE GASP https://t.co/BobxZHf77t
— anna-mhairi :-l (@apostlesdream) July 21, 2017
Of course, Twitter had jokes.
Wishing Sean Spicer the best of luck in all future endeavors.
We’ll always have those six months of you lying to us every single day.
— John Dingell (@JohnDingell) July 21, 2017
If Sean Spicer announces his own resignation, is it true?
— Binyamin Appelbaum (@BCAppelbaum) July 21, 2017
Now that “goofy friend character” Sean Spicer has been killed off, I think we’re officially into the second act of this horror movie.
— Liana Maeby (@lianamaeby) July 21, 2017
HR requires an exit interview https://t.co/WXlQPNXbZ0
— southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) July 21, 2017
In Spicer’s defense, he did make it through the first 25 years of the Trump administration.
— Nick Baumann (@NickBaumann) July 21, 2017
Dear @seanspicer: There is good news. You are eligible now to get a great Obamacare plan thru the marketplace! https://t.co/ys81rtYAm8
— Laura Packard (@lpackard) July 21, 2017
Folks also recalled Spicer’s “greatest hits.”
WATCH THIS IMMEDIATELY.
Creator: @MattNegrin pic.twitter.com/byddrxh90v
— Yashar Ali (@yashar) April 6, 2017
Never forget the most bananas Sean Spicer moment of all time. pic.twitter.com/pHd4Dx5yC2
— Hellbent Podcast (@hellbentpod) July 21, 2017
We’ll miss you, Spicey. pic.twitter.com/NyErxBdWF0
— GQ Magazine (@GQMagazine) July 21, 2017
R.I.P. Sean Spicer as White House Press Secretary, 2017 – 2017 pic.twitter.com/y7QmJAroYH
— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) July 21, 2017
And then it sunk in that it might be the end of Melissa McCarthy impersonating Spicer on Saturday Night Live.
Please, please, please God tell me we still get to keep the Melissa McCarthy SNL skits. Please.
— Ana Navarro (@ananavarro) July 21, 2017
Someone call Melissa McCarthy and SNL and get them to do an entire show on Spicer tomorrow night. Go. Go. Go.
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) July 21, 2017
I don’t care what y’all haters say but Sean Spicer deserves an Emmy for his Melissa McCarthy impression.
— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) July 21, 2017
I don’t carea bout Sean Spicer at all, but I am very concerned about Melissa McCarthy.
— Paula Poundstone (@paulapoundstone) July 21, 2017
Melissa McCarthy requests privacy at this difficult time.
— Sam Adams (@SamuelAAdams) July 21, 2017
Sarah Huckabee Sanders is the new Press Secretary, which means Melissa McCarthy isn’t out of a job yet: pic.twitter.com/vHbuAn4QAZ
— Nick Jack Pappas (@Pappiness) July 21, 2017
Then people tried to make sense of Trump’s new hire, Anthony Scaramucci, the incoming White House communications director.
Trump’s new comms director Anthony @Scaramucci has tweeted support for strong gun laws several times since the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre. pic.twitter.com/Jwn224lsuy
— The Trace (@teamtrace) July 21, 2017
NEW: Scaramucci gave $5,000 to Obama and $2,300 to Hillary https://t.co/GynC37VJvk
— Justin Miller (@justinjm1) July 21, 2017
Spicer was literally replaced by a Hillary Clinton donor https://t.co/66ZRlvTjLr
— Matt Pearce (@mattdpearce) July 21, 2017
According to Anthony Scaramucci’s Twitter, he believes in climate change and voted for Barack Obama https://t.co/VUOu7whY0K pic.twitter.com/NNfC3B3sle
— Mic (@mic) July 21, 2017
Scaramucci tweets differ w Trump
-“walls don’t work”
-“trade alarmists r misinformed”
-more gun control
-climate change not hoax
— Chris Donovan (@chrisdonovan) July 21, 2017
Did Trump vet Scaramucci’s tweets? Pro gun control, pro climate science, vax science, praises HRC… https://t.co/BDkOklvxyD
— Clara Jeffery (@ClaraJeffery) July 21, 2017
In August 2015, he also appeared on Fox News & called Trump a “hack politician.” https://t.co/zdwf0ecHLz
— Sarah Lerner (@SarahLerner) July 21, 2017
nope too on the nose sorry pic.twitter.com/QhmGetuDIt
— Alexandra Petri (@petridishes) July 21, 2017
But the take of the day probably went to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who clearly doesn’t have any time for this shit.
Just asked Nancy Pelosi about Spicer resignation. “I don’t even care,” she says.
— Casey Tolan (@caseytolan) July 21, 2017
Who knows what the future will bring with Scaramucci at the helm now. But we’re gonna bet on it being anything but uneventful.
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