Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer made an appearance at his old stomping grounds on Friday afternoon during the Wuhan coronavirus task force briefing. Spicer sat within the very seats where the reporters he once called on sat, this time in their same capacity. Spicer recently launched a new show with NewsMax.
Members of the White House Press Corps were not too thrilled about Spicer’s re-appearance:
Sean Spicer, the president's former press secretary, just asked a question of the president at the press briefing.— Robert Costa (@costareports) March 20, 2020
It is simply not appropriate for the former press secretary to sit among journalists to ask questions of the president he served. The door between politics and media sometimes revolves but it is not appropriate to question one's former boss.— Kelly O'Donnell (@KellyO) March 20, 2020
President Trump called on his former press secretary for two questions, regarding the stock scandal looming in the Senate and relief for small businesses:
“In the back, please,” Trump says, calling on Sean Spicer to ask a question without naming him by name. pic.twitter.com/JU6cP7PHlI— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) March 20, 2020
Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer asks President Trump a question at the Coronavirus Taskforce briefing. pic.twitter.com/7NR16KYtsF— CSPAN (@cspan) March 20, 2020