Press Secretary Sean Spicer was caught last night literally hiding in the White House bushes to avoid reporters’ questions about President Trump’s abrupt firing of FBI Director James Comey.
After a brief interview with Fox Business, the Washington Post’s Jenna Johnson wrote that Spicer “disappeared into the shadows, huddling with his staff behind a tall hedge.”
With a wall of media waiting between Spicer’s office and the bush he was inhabiting at the time, after a few minutes, the press secretary gave up. A press office assistant came out from the hedge to say that Spicer would take questions but not on camera. Once the media agreed, Spicer emerged from his hiding spot.
“Just turn the lights off. Turn the lights off,” he snapped at them. Johnson wrote that he then spent the next ten minutes answering questions, “vacillating between light-hearted asides and clear frustration.”
To be fair, Spicer’s daily dance of justifying the unjustifiable seems exhausting. However, in light of the disastrous policies and corruption he is working to enable, a break is probably better than he deserves.
Sheila Norton is a writer with ten years of Capitol Hill experience. Subscribe to the OD Action email to get all the hottest news delivered right to your inbox every day at www.odaction.com