On Monday, President Donald Trump’s White House Press Secretary, Sean Spicer held the first official news briefing of the Trump administration. Taking questions from a number of reporters, Spicer spoke about immigration actions and offering Skype seats to media who want to attend briefings from outside the beltway.
Spicer was on the defensive for much of the presser, particularly so after CNN’s Jim Acosta — from whom Trump refused to take a question at a press conference earlier this month — asked why the Trump team was so wrapped up in the crowd size of his inauguration.
“You see this historic thing [the inauguration], it’s an amazing view,” he said. “And that was for the first time that we had to go through fencing, that far out.” The small turnout was in no small part due to Disrupt J20 actions, which blocked off entrances to inaugural events. Spicer said the media coverage of the Trump team “is always negative, and it’s demoralizing.”
Here’s what the Internet had to say about it:
Spicer lectures media: STOP MAKING POTUS FEEL DEMORALIZED.
— Tim Carney (@TPCarney) January 23, 2017
I didn’t really understand the term “snowflake” until Sean Spicer.
— Randi Mayem Singer (@rmayemsinger) January 23, 2017
— jeff is a real dad (@thecultureofme) January 23, 2017
— igorvolsky (@igorvolsky) January 23, 2017
Oh, @seanspicer says “it’s a little demoralizing” for Trump to hear people say the crowd was not so big. Oh, poor baby.
— David Corn (@DavidCornDC) January 23, 2017
Spicer is having a straight up meltdown over the fact that people criticize Donald Trump. — Jamelle Bouie (@jbouie) January 23, 2017
Spicer right now. pic.twitter.com/MxJi6ubQuE
— Jamelle Bouie (@jbouie) January 23, 2017
What @seanspicer is whining about is what happens to every single president. Especially Obama. Remember the Tea Party? Cry me a river, guy.
— Jamil Smith (@JamilSmith) January 23, 2017