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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

The Next #PRNightmare: Press Secretary Sean Spicer


Yesterday, I posed the following question to twitter:

Today, Trump Administration Press Secretary Sean Spicer could metaphorically be said to reply “Hold my Beer”. In a move being heralded by many as one of the most severe Gaffes in recent history, Secretary Spicer in seeking to emphasize the despicable nature of using chemical weapons against a civilian population uttered the following:
 “Someone who is [as] despicable as Hitler didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons.”

The ensuing media firestorm and social-media feeding frenzy have effectively taken the heat off of embattled United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz at least for the moment with trends24.in showing that as of 5PM PST 4/11/17 #SeanSpicer is trending #1 world wide.

The political aftershocks have continued to resonate with Representative and Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) calling for the resignation of Secretary Spicer according to The Hill.
“Sean Spicer must be fired, and the President must immediately disavow his spokesman’s statements. Either he is speaking for the president, or the president should have known better than to hire him.”
This arguably catastrophic statement could not come at a worse time as Jews all over the world celebrate the Passover holiday commemorating the ancient Hebrews deliverance from bondage in Egypt with an unfortunate reminder of the worst persecution & mass murder the first Abrahamic faith has ever known.“While Jewish families across America celebrate Passover, the chief spokesman of this White House is downplaying the horror of the Holocaust," Pelosi said in her official statement.
Secretary Spicer issued an apology for his remarks during an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer just hours ago shortly after 3PM PST.

The full interview from CNN Youtube is below, in which Spicer told Blitzer:
 "My comments today did not reflect the president's, were a distraction from him and frankly were misstated, insensitive and wrong."  "Obviously it was my blunder."


The question is now: Will the American public and the world at large accept Mr. Spicer’s apology or follow the beat of Rep. Pelosi’s war-drums? It will be up to President Trump to decide if Sean Spicer can continue to represent him or would provide too much of a distraction in these tense days ahead.

Also published on Lanterns.buzz
H/T Sara Johnson, FaithWire News

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