Nearly eight months after entering the White House and two weeks after exiting it, Sean Spicer still won’t say President Donald Trump’s inaugural crowd wasn’t the “largest” ever.
In his first public interview since departing the West Wing, the former White House press secretary continued to stand strongly by some of his former boss’ demonstrably false claims, despite quips and jabs from late-night host and comedian Jimmy Kimmel.
Recalling his combative first White House outing at the podium, where he boldly claimed Trump’s inauguration drew the “largest audience” ever for the event, Spicer said that it was his job to follow the president’s directives and “make sure that the record got set straight.”
“I think there was a faction of people out there that didn’t want to give him the credit that he rightly deserved,” Spicer said on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Wednesday, adding that some in the media “constantly sought to undermine the validity of his election.
The former Trump spokesman added that it wasn’t necessarily his job to agree with Trump, but rather to always represent him in public.
“I think there was a lot of us that wanted to be focused on his agenda, what he spoke about in …read more
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