While Sean Spicer’s appearance at this year’s Emmy Awards has generated a good deal of controversy, View co-host Jedediah Bila thinks everyone should lighten up about it.
In the wake of Spicer’s appearance — in which he made a joking reference to the infamous press conference in which he lied about the crowd size at President Donald Trump’s inauguration — many critics have questioned the wisdom of publicly celebrating a man for making demonstrably false statements to the American public.
Bila, however, said that such critics are taking things far too seriously, as lying is simply part of any press secretary’s job description.
“I think Hollywood and the media need to lighten up,” she said. “This guy had a sense of humor. His job as press secretary is… Your job is to lie. That’s your job. If the president says something, you have to defend them.”
Co-host Sunny Hostin objected and said that a White House press secretary should try to tell the truth in answering questions. She also said that no one forced Spicer to take a job working for Trump, whose history of making false statements was well documented by fact-checking websites throughout the 2016 presidential campaign.
Watch the video below.