There is no love lost between former press secretary Sean Spicer and the media, and the coverage of his resignation proves it, from video montages of his most blatant untruths to … video montages of reporters’ reactions to his untruths.
Last weekend, the Wall Street Journal did a proper postmortem of the Spicer era, and they began the piece with an anecdote almost as ignoble as his beginning a press conference in the White House bushes: Spicer was so jealous of a junior staffer’s mini-fridge that he nabbed it for himself.
According to WSJ’s rundown of the caper:
“[Spicer] dispatched a top aide to a nearby executive office building where junior research employees are crammed into a room, surviving on Lean Cuisine frozen lunches. Mr. Spicer wants your icebox, the aide said, according to people familiar with the incident. They refused to give it up. So Mr. Spicer waited until sundown—after his young staffers had left—to take matters into his own hands. He was spotted by a fellow White House official lugging the icebox down the White House driveway after 8 p.m.”
The internet found this highly amusing. Some sought to provide practical advice, perhaps lest this happen in the future.
“Prob could have dispensed the damn thing from Staples,” said one Twitter user.
“There’s a Staples four blocks from the White House,” added another.
And others had more fun with it than Melissa McCarthy riding a Segway down Sixth Avenue.
When you hear Sean Spicer stole a f*cking mini fridge under the cover of darkness. pic.twitter.com/3PLZsNPIwj
— Dab Aggin (@DabAggin) July 21, 2017
I dunno but the future doesn’t seem bright. pic.twitter.com/QzxdzGtRco
— Dab Aggin (@DabAggin) July 22, 2017
These SNL sketches write themselves
— Alicia (@missuhleeshuh) July 21, 2017
— Ayana Fakhir (@lawgurrl) July 23, 2017
Spicer hasn’t commented on the story. On Friday, after the White House announced the arrival of new communications director Anthony Scaramucci, it also announced the departure of Spicer. Sarah Huckabee Sanders was named press secretary in his place.
The former press secretary hasn’t announced his future plans.
There was also no word as to the location of the mini-fridge he pilfered, or whether it was returned to the low-level staffers from whence it came.