Sean Spicer is really trying to rehab his terrible image for being the most spineless, soulless, morally bankrupt Press Secretary of all time, only beat by Hitler's minister of propaganda, Joseph Goebbel's. Ok, maybe KellyAnne Conway is slightly worse than Spicer, but it is a close race.
Anyhow, Spicey is trying to show the country that he's just a regular old guy who tried to do his job and let's all laugh and have a good time...example 1: his surprising appearance at the Emmy's this past Sunday.
Today, Spicer joined Good Morning America to talk about his job, his future plans and that Emmy visit.
He swears he didn't lie (knowingly) but when trying to answer, his eyes dart repeatedly, side to side and downwards, which any psychologist will tell you is a very strong *tell* that the person is lying. This is a known unconscious thing your body will do when the words coming out of your mouth do not match your thoughts. He is clearly lying about his history of lying. A confident person can keep your gaze, look you in the eye and not look away. When you are lying, you intentionally try to look away, not look the person you are lying to in the eyes and your voice gets even quieter, another thing that Sean does.
Faris: Some argue the reason you did it is because this is step one this trying to rehab your image.
Spicer: I feel very good with my image. I'm very happy with myself. I am able to go out and explain a lot of things. I'm not on a tour but out having fun.
Faris: People have hard feelings toward you and feel you lied to the american people. Have you ever lied to the american people?
Spicer: I don't think so.
Faris: You don't think so?
Spicer: No, I don't cheat on my taxes.
Faris: Unequivocally you can say no?
Spicer: Again, you want to find something -- I have not knowing done anything to do that, no.
Faris: Any regrets about the combative relationship with the press corps?
Spicer: Look, I made mistakes. There's no question. I think we all do. Some of them I tried to own very publicly, and in some cases, there were things that i did that until someone brought it up, I said "gosh, I didn't realize that was a mistake, iI'm sorry about that" but to watch some of the personal attacks questioning what my intentions were, I think were really over the top.
Then they played a clip of Spicer's infamous "inaugural crowd size" rant during which he emphatically declared: "This was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period."
Faris reports the he says "his delivery could have been better but makes no apologies for doing his job.
Faris: The photographic evidence was contradictory.
Spicer: I think it might have been better to be a lot more specific with what we were talking about in terms of the universe and not focused so much on photographic evidence et cetera so, yes, from that standpoint, I think I could have probably had more facts at hand and been more articulate in describing, you know, the entirety of what that day was about.
And when asked directly about Trump's involvement in his "briefings" aka Daily Lies, he said:
Faris: Did the President* ever ask you to lie or manipulate the truth?
Of course he wasn't asked. Spicer lies on his own accord. No one has to ask him.
The clip is interesting because it shows why Spicer can never be hired by a reputable news outlet. Even when he is trying to defend himself, he comes across as extremely disingenuous, fake and slimy.