With CNN comparing White House press secretary to Baghdad Bob after his five-minute statement on Saturday that was widely criticized for containing false claims (or “alternative facts”), Sean Spicer is set to give his first official press briefing for President Donald Trump this afternoon. We wish Spicer the best of luck in this potentially career-defining moment…
“I mean he has people comparing him to Baghdad Bob the first day in office, saying, ‘I can’t trust this guy,’” CNN media analyst Bill Carter noted.
Yesterday the NYT reported Spicer’s performance before the press on Saturday had earned the ire of the president.
“[H]is appearance, according to the people familiar with Mr. Trump’s thinking, went too far, in the president’s opinion.”
While the report is unconfirmed, it will be interesting to watch if Spicer is the first casualty of the Trump administration.
This post was published at Zero Hedge on Jan 23, 2017.