You know when you're watching a bad horror movie there's always this one idiot character who's walking along some dark hallway toward a room with a banner that says "you will die here," and you're screaming at the TV like, "DON'T GO IN THERE DON'T DO IT AH GOD WHY OH GOD STOP IT OH YOU'RE SO DUMB WHY?" That's what it was like watching White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer's entire Tuesday. He seems to agree, and now says he let the president down. Spicer started his afternoon by comparing Adolf Hitler with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, saying even Hitler hadn't used chemical weapons. This is not at all true. Hitler used gas chambers at concentration camps to murder people in droves.
If the political landscape of 2017 has a lasting legacy, let us pray that it be Melissa McCarthy's impression of Sean Spicer. In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, McCarthy describes finding the right notes in her Spicer impression and how a few wacky ideas led to one of the most salient impressions in SNL history. SEE ALSO: Here are the most popular'Saturday Night Live' sketches of the year McCarthy explained that she was familiar with Spicer from press briefings, but usually got too angry herself to pay attention to his speech and mannerisms. She watched the briefings again, closely, to prepare for SNL. "I just threw caution to the wind and was like, 'I'm not gonna try to mimic too much; there's so much irritation coming through his body,'" McCarthy told THR. "I'll just [capture that]."
Spicer was at a book signing in Middletown on Friday to promote his new book reflecting on his time at the press podium for President Donald Trump. Cambridge, Massachusetts, resident Alex Lombard yelled out Spicer's name and accused Spicer of calling him the N-word and trying to fight him when they attended Portsmouth Abbey School.
It emerged when a man confronted Spicer at a book signing in Rhode Island on Friday in an encounter that local newspapers captured on video. The man, whom the newspapers identified as Alex Lombard, said Spicer used the epithet and tried to fight him while they attended Portsmouth Abbey School. A security guard then led Lombard away.
NEW YORK – A lawyer for Sean Spicer says an accusation that the former White House press secretary used a racial slur to describe a black student while in high school is false. Attorney Michael Bowe says in emails to The Associated Press on Saturday night and Sunday that the allegation is false and defamatory. It emerged when a man confronted Spicer at a book signing in Rhode Island on Friday in an encounter that local newspapers captured on video. The man, whom the newspapers identified as Alex Lombard, said Spicer used the epithet and tried to fight him while they attended Portsmouth Abbey School. A security guard then led Lombard away.