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What will Melissa do now?

July 22, 2017

Sean Spicer has resigned. Spicey has gone.

Yet again a staff member who humiliated himself repeatedly to cover for his boss has gone. Thrown to the wolves by a narcissistic toddler with a penchant for fake tan.

To a degree unseen before at the White House lectern, Spicer, 45, became a household name, a constant target for critics and late-night comics. He was lampooned on television and social media as the chief spokesman for a White House that is frequently off message and prone to falsehoods. He gained a reputation as a pugnacious, often tongue-tied defender of a boss in President Trump who never really wanted him in the job and always thought he could do better at defending himself.

On Friday, as news broke that Trump had hired Anthony Scaramucci, a brash New York financier, as his new communications director over Spicer’s personal objections, the situation was no longer sustainable. Trump, who undercut Spicer time and again and dragged him through a series of public humiliations, had made clear he no longer had much use for him.

Hopefully Colbert, Oliver et al will give him a valedictory. Trump will not.

Spicer needs a new job, perhaps he can do Melissa McCarthy impersonations on SNL.

 

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