Sean Spicer Made His First Cry For Help Today
House of Cards IRL?
Sean Spicer has tried his best to hold it together. You can see it in his eyes when a reporter asks the White House Press Secretary a good, challenging question during a press briefing. Deep in Spicer’s heart, he may know that the reporter is asking what any smart, inquisitive reporter would ask, but a smart, respectful answer can’t be what comes out of his mouth. Instead, Spicer’s job is to repel any smart inquiry with smokescreen answers and antics, because he works for Donald Trump, and that’s how it goes at 1600 Pennsylvania now.
Today, however, Spicer had apparently had enough, and he made his first cry for help when he showed up to the White House Press Briefing wearing an upside-down American flag pin.
Spicer, whose round-the-clock focus was noted in this wide-ranging Washington Post profile, showed up in front of the press pool today wearing an inverted American flag pin on his chest, something reporters pointed out during the Q&A session. From WaPo:
The White House press corps immediately brought it to his attention.
“Your pin’s upside-down,” Fox News’s John Roberts said.
“John Roberts, always helping with the fashion tips,” Spicer quipped.
“It’s still upside-down,” another reporter reminded him.
“‘House of Cards’?” someone asked…
Spicer fixed the pin, thanked the media and moved on.
Clever, Sean. Pretending not to have noticed the wardrobe “malfunction” to protect yourself from a potential investigation? You’ll need to make a public apology, sir, for trying to convince citizens that anything that came out of your mouth actually made sense–especially that inauguration crowd mess (what were you thinking?)–but you come clean, and a conversation will be had.
DISTRESS SIGNAL?? Sean Spicer’s American flag lapel pin is upside down. What does he know that we don’t?? pic.twitter.com/OOINnjGvBw
— Ben Bradley (@BenBradleyTV) March 10, 2017
As all former Boy Scouts may remember, flying the stars and stripes upside down sends a clear message: