'Sean Spicer Gets a Recovery Tour After Lying to the Public for Months but the First Woman Nominee Is Supposed to Go Into Hiding' Asked One Social Media User
The stars at Sunday night's 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards were shocked and stunned when former White House press secretary Sean Spicer appeared on stage pushing a wheeled podium.
Emmys host Stephen Colbert set up Spicer's appearance by wondering how big the audience inside the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles was, asking, "Sean, do you know?"
The response was disbelief, captured best by Anna Chlumsky's reaction:
But for those watching the awards show from home, a much different reaction. Not shock, but anger.
One funny thing is that Sean Spicer still has not acknowledged that he was lying about the size of the inauguration crowd.â€” Daniel Dale (@ddale8) September 18, 2017
Viewers were outraged that the man who lied to the American people for President Donald Trump - literally from day one - was being given the opportunity to polish and refresh his image, while having never paid for his offenses.
While press secretary, Sean Spicer told lie after lie after lie to protect President Trump. He twisted the truth and repackaged facts into fantasy, all, as one person on Twitter just put it, to help "further the agenda of a sociopath."
Hillary's supposed to go away but Spicer helped further the agenda of a sociopath and he's booked on awards shows. Okay. #Emmysâ€” shauna (@goldengateblond) September 18, 2017
Many were angry that Spicer - who has nothing of substance to offer - is being welcomed to return to the small screen, while Hillary Clinton - who has everything to offer - is "supposed to" disappear, according to conservatives.
Sean Spicer gets a recovery tour after lying to the public for months but the first woman nominee is supposed to go into hidingâ€” JeremyConstantinople (@smartflexin) September 18, 2017
Steve Bannon got a 60 Minutes feature & Sean Spicer got an #Emmys cameo, but Hillary Clinton needs to "shut up & go away"? Mmkay.â€” Sarah Lerner (@SarahLerner) September 18, 2017
Love how folks will never forgive Hillary Clinton but will give this guy a whole new career in entertainment pic.twitter.com/uHpF2QnxDHâ€” Heather Dockray (@Wear_a_helmet) September 18, 2017
Here's what others had to say:
Harvard fellowships, Emmy appearances, huge speaking fees: there's just gonna be no penalty for working in Trump's White House, huh?â€” Jon Favreau (@jonfavs) September 18, 2017
Fuck Sean Spicer. He doesn't deserve that moment of levity. #Emmysâ€” Charles ClymerðŸ³ï¸â€ðŸŒˆ (@cmclymer) September 18, 2017
Yeah, I'm not here for Spicer's rehabilitation tour. He knowingly lied to the American ppl to cover for T.â€” ðŸŒŽ Alex Singer ðŸŒŽ (@AlexCSinger16) September 18, 2017
I won't forgive him. Period.
Ugh NO to Sean Spicer. It's so great that we can embrace someone who used a powerful position to abuse the press and lie to America.â€” Mark Harris (@MarkHarrisNYC) September 18, 2017
The degree to which Sean Spicer has faced no consequences is a glimpse into the post-Trump future.â€” Jamelle Bouie (@jbouie) September 18, 2017
SEAN SPICER DOES NOT GET TO BE FUNNYâ€” Ira Madison III (@ira) September 18, 2017
I know people who were offered opportunities to lie for Donald Trump and quietly declined.â€” Tim Miller (@Timodc) September 18, 2017
Harvard & The Emmys calling the wrong folks
DON'T FUCKING THINK THAT WE FORGOT ABOUT THIS SPICEWAD pic.twitter.com/Rncnse2iNyâ€” Sarah Lerner (@SarahLerner) September 18, 2017
ha ha ha remember how Sean Spicer was a lie-peddling disaster for Americaâ€” Marc (@MarcSnetiker) September 18, 2017
How about we don't let Sean Spicer try to reinvent himself after he willingly lied every day for Donald Trump?â€” Kaili Joy Gray (@KailiJoy) September 18, 2017
I actually found this pretty gross. Using the White House to sell egregious lies isn't really funny. https://t.co/IwHF97HZLqâ€” Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) September 18, 2017
everyone who had a hand in bringing spicer on stage should be deeply, profoundly embarrassedâ€” Ashley Feinberg (@ashleyfeinberg) September 18, 2017
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