Sean Spicer

Sean Spicer

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Sean Spicer is a Republican political strategist who served as the White House Press Secretary, and later, as acting White House Communications Director under the Trump administration. Upon entering office in January 2017, Spicer became a frequent target of online ridicule and criticism for making a number of false or controversial statements during press briefings and his contentious relationship with the White House press corps.


In February 2011, Spicer was chosen as the communications director for the Republican National Committee (RNC). Under his direction, the RNC expanded its presence on social media and created its own television production department.

Trump Administration

On December 22nd, 2016, Spicer was selected as the White House Press Secretary for the Trump administration. Following the resignation of Jason Miller as the Trump administration Communications 48 hours later, Spicer was named as the replacement for the position.

White House Easter Bunny

On March 3rd, 2017, Twitter user @JordanUhl[3] posted a picture of White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer dressed as the White House Easter Bunny. The picture comes from when Spicer served as assistant United States trade representative for media and public affairs in the Bush administration and took on the duties of Easter Bunny.[4] The post received more than 500 retweets and 800 likes.

pi Jordan Uhl @JordanUhl Sean Spicer's humble beginnings as the White House Easter Bunny 2

Spicer later acknowledged his role as the Easter Bunny in a March 28th tweet,[5] shown below, which received more than 1,300 retweets and 2,400 likes.

Sean Spicer @seanspicer the good ole days what I would give to hide in a bunny costume again Olivier Knox @OKnox #neverforget #WhiteHousebunny @seanspicer

On April 15th, 2017, Melissa McCarthy parodied Sean Spicer's performance as the Easter Bunny as well as his infamous Hitler gaffe on Saturday Night Live.

Online Presence

As of July 2017, Spicer maintains both the @SeanSpicer[3] and @PressSec[1] feeds on Twitter, holding more than 372,000 and 2.03 million followers respectively.

Twitter Password

On January 25th, 2017, Spicer tweeted out a seemingly random series of letters, prior to immediately deleting the tweet (shown below, left). The following day, Spicer tweeted the characters "n9y25ah7," leading many to speculate that he was accidentally publicly tweeting his password (shown below, right).[2]

Sean Spicer @PressSec Aqenbpuu 1/25/17, 6:59 AM 16 RETWEETS 9 LIKES Sean Spicer @PressSec n9y25ah7 26/01/2017, 13:42 134 RETWEETS 110 LIKES

The Onion Retweet

On January 28th, 2017, Spicer retweeted a satirical article about his role in the Trump administration to provide "robust and clearly articulated misinformation" (shown below). Following the retweet, many speculated that Spicer was unaware that The Onion was satirical, while others claimed he was making a joke. Within two weeks, the tweet garnered more than 19,000 likes and 16,500 retweets.

Sean Spicer @seanspicer Follow You nailed it. Period! 5 THINGS SEAN SPICER The Onion @TheOnion @SeanSpicer's role in the Trump administration will be to provide the American public with robust and clearly articulated misinformation 0:48 RETWEETS LIKES OADAL 16,584 9,443 11:45 PM-28 Jan 2017 わ4.9K t: 17K 19K

Venmo Account

On February 6th, 2017, it was discovered that the privacy settings on Spicer's Venmo account were left public, allowing people to view a feed of his account activity. After users began spamming his account with requests for money, screenshots of the public feed began circulating on Twitter (shown below).

Who? Weekly @whoweekly Follow It's recently come to our attention that @seanspicer is on Venmo, and trolled that he is being Back Sean Spicer @seanspicer Hannah Meehan paid Sean Spicer Gum φ Mihe Najjar. Sarah Black Liko Comment 15m Courtney K paid Sean Spicer Dippin Dots are the FUTURE 8 likes Like Comment Add Friend 27 friends Jonathan Valenzuela paid Sean Spicer 49m donation to get ur hairline back smh 12 likes Pay or Request Liko Comment Jason Valenzuela paid Sean Spicer 52m O change that picture of yoursef, dude. youre like RETWEETS LIKES 724 10:11 PM-6 Feb 2017 28 t3410 724


On July 21st, 2017, Spicer announced his resignation as the White House press secretary shortly after Trump appointed Anthony Scaramucci as communications director. Spicer went on twitter to announce the news, saying “it's been an honor & a privilege to serve @POTUS @realDonaldTrump & this amazing country. I will continue my service through August.” The tweet gained 25k likes and 7k retweets in just a few hours.

Sean Spicer@PressSec 4h It's been an honor & a privilege to serve @POTUS @realDonaldTrump & this amazing country. I will continue my service through August


Saturday Night Live Skit

On February 5th, 2017, actress Melissa McCarthy impersonated Spicer in a skit on Saturday Night Live (shown below).


On January 21st, 2017, former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer held his first press conference under President Trump. There, he chastised the media for supposedly falsely reporting on the size of the crowd at Trump’s inauguration. Despite photographic evidence to the contrary, Spicer insisted Trump’s inauguration had the highest attendance numbers ever, echoing Trump’s claim that 1.5 million people attended his inauguration when the official report placed the number at 250,000. Following Spicer’s press conferences, users began mocking the disprovable statements made by Spencer by tweeting outlandish statements with the hashtag #SpicerFacts, often with pictures of Spicer.

Susanna @SusannaMatte FollowV Today Trump crossed Niagara Falls on a tightrope, published 100 poems in Spanish & lost 50lbs. #SeanSpicerFacts INGTON Zack Pohl @ZackPohl Follow V "Crystal Pepsi was the most delicious soft drink in history. Period." #SpicerFacts INGTON Vic Berger IV @VicBergerlV Following "My head is not shrinking. In fact, it's the biggest head l've ever had. Period."-@seanspicer THE E HOUS GTON

Spicer Hiding in the Bushes

Following President Trump's firing of FBI director James Comey on May 9th, 2017, Sean Spicer, reportedly, unable to send an email statement fast enough, shouted a response on the firing at reporters from his office, before locking himself inside. As pressure for a statement mounted, Spicer escaped his office, and the press found him hiding in the bushes behind several press sets near the White House. Spicer acquiesced to answer some questions as long as he wasn't filmed doing so, requesting that the reporters and camera people turn the lights off.[5]

BI Business Insider @businessinsider Sean Spicer literally hid in the bushes to temporarily avoid answering questions about Comey

Over the next 24 hours, "Spicer hiding in the bushes" became a top search query on Twitter,[4] with many people tweeting jokes about the former press secretary. One of the most popular was posted by Twitter user @davidmackau, who captioned a picture of Spicer in the easter bunny costume with President George Bush and wife Laura "found this photo of sean spicer hiding between the bushes." Posted on May 10th, the post (shown below) received more than 3,600 retweets and 10,800 likes in the first six hours.

David Mack @davidmackau found this photo of sean spicer hiding between the bushes

Throughout the day, people tweeted more jokes about Spicer (shown below), many of them referencing the Homer Backs Into Things meme. Twitter published Moments page to catalogue and archive some of the most popular tweets.[6] Several news sites also covered the event, including The Daily Beast,[4] Business Insider,[7] Newsweek,[8] and more.

Jacob Dean @SchadenJake "Sean Spicer reportedly hid in the White House bushes after firing of James Comey" via @mic. GIF The Daily Beast @thedailybeast THE DAILY BEASI Sean Spicer hiding behind a bush from White House reporters will forever be funny GIF Jimmy Donofrio @JimmyDonofrio lol @seanspicer

That night, Spicer responded to a Washington Post report that claimed he was hiding in the bushes. In a correction to the story "After Trump fired Comey, White House staff scrambled to explain why,"[5] the Post wrote:

"EDITOR'S NOTE: This story has been updated to more precisely describe former White House press secretary Sean Spicer's location late Tuesday night in the minutes before he briefed reporters. Spicer huddled with his staff among bushes near television sets on the White House grounds, not "in the bushes," as the story originally stated."

The idea of Spicer making such a small, grammatical correction to the story, again, became the subject of mockery on Twitter (shown below).

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#SpicerSpinsMoviePlots is a Twitter hashtag used to mock the way former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer offers a positive viewpoint on bad news surrounding the administration of President Donald Trump during his press conferences by offering positive viewpoints on famous characters and scenes from popular films.

2GirlsAndATag @2GirlsAndATag + Follow ﹀ Sean can spin any Press Briefing to the GOP's favor. How about movies? Let's play... #SpicerSpinsMoviePlots via @HashtagRoundup

Sean Spicer's Hitler Gaffe

Sean Spicer Hitler Gaffe refers to a quote from former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, in which he suggested that Hitler didn't use chemical weapons on his citizens.

Pepsi United Spicer

Pepsi United Spicer is a series of mock conversations inspired by three major public relations scandals that occurred consecutively over the period of a week in early April 2017. On Twitter and elsewhere, many people joked about how each controversy effectively attempted to one-up on the preceding event, underscoring the progression of absurdity and public outrage that dominated the social media discourse throughout that week.

if twitter this past week was a person here he is IS

White House Press Briefing Sketch

CNN White House Press Briefing Sketch refers to a number of hand-drawn illustrations depicting White House Press Briefings that cameras were barred from. Online, the sketches became a popular source of image macros and parody.

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Vavian "Strongbrush" Free
Vavian "Strongbrush" Free

This guy reminds me of George Constanza.

He's terrible at lying, but he lies constantly in a vain attempt to get what he wants, and all it brings him is backlash and humiliation. And everybody keeps laughing at his misfortune because he's kind of an asshole and also kind of an idiot.


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