Sean Spicer brutally mocked for mistaking Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’ for a book of seasonal songs
Sean Spicer (MSNBC/screen grab)

Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer got brutally mocked by Instagram users this week after he posted a photo of Charles Dickens' classic "A Christmas Carol" and claimed it was former President Franklin Roosevelt's personal book of Christmas carols.

"FDRs book of Christmas Carols," Spicer wrote of the photo, which was snapped two days ago at the White House.

Of course, Dickens' book about the redemption of miser Ebenezer Scrooge is not a book of songs. The fact that Spicer seemed to lack knowledge of this basic fact spurred his followers to unleash a torrent of mockery.

"Triggering the libs by not knowing basic english lit," wrote one user.


Another user took Spicer's mistake as an opportunity to mock President Donald Trump by paraphrasing Trump's much maligned quote about Frederick Douglas.

"Dickens is an example of somebody who’s done an amazing job and is getting recognized more and more for his music, I notice," they wrote.

While some users wondered whether this was a Spicer parody account, it is the same Instagram account that he has linked to in the past from his verified Twitter account.

See the full post -- plus a screen capped version -- below.

FDRs book of Christmas Carols

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