WASHINGTON – For former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, every day on the White House normally proved to be a journey, particularly underneath the well-known “Twitter in chief.”
According to Spicer, it was simply one other day within the life working for President Donald Trump.
“For the first few days you’re kind of going, ‘Holy smokes, what’s that ding?’ because you get that little notification sent,” Spicer recalled. “Then you get used to it. It becomes a new normal. He was going to be the communicator in chief.”
It’s one thing Spicer ultimately got here to admire in regards to the president.
“He understands messaging and positioning probably better than any politician I’ve ever seen,” he informed CBN News.
But Spicer says he would not suppose Trump is essentially toying with the media.
“I don’t think he’s playing them,” stated Spicer. “I think he understands them. He understands the art of it.”
During Spicer’s time within the White House briefing room, issues usually obtained testy with members of the media, making him query if the day by day briefing really serves a function anymore.
“I don’t know if the utility of the daily on-camera press briefing is serving anyone’s purpose anymore,” he stated. “It takes hours and hours for the staff to prepare the press secretary for that and the media comes in with their sort of rehearsed gotcha questions.”
“There are a lot of people in there that are good solid journalists that come every day looking to tell a story, to get to the facts, to understand what’s happening,” he acknowledged. “But then there are people in there unquestionably that do have an agenda.”
Many media sorts attacked Spicer’s credibility, citing inaccuracies on some tales.
“I make mistakes. I think we all do, sometimes more publicly than privately, but I think what bothered me sometimes is that they would question your motives or integrity,” he stated.
NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” would mock him virtually weekly – trials that made him lean on his Catholic religion much more.
“What I really learned is that it really reaffirmed my faith and trust in God,” Spicer informed CBN News. “There is a plan. You just need to be willing to follow it, have patience and know that there’s a larger plan at stake.”
The plan was undoubtedly not to be a distraction.
“For me, being in the spotlight, being in the center of these things was not something that I ever wanted,” he revealed. “The staff is never supposed to be the story.”
To ensure, Trump is the story. When requested if he is a “character,” Spicer grinned, saying, “He is.”
Even so, he believes the president delivers for the American individuals, which Spicer thinks will translate into success within the fall midterms.
“I think about the third week of July, if the economy is continuing to show real signs of robustness, then I think Republicans are going to do just fine,” he predicted. “We’ll pick up a seat or two in the Senate and I think we’ll hold the House.”
Nowadays, he’s within the function of political analyst, public speaker and a soon-to-be creator, with an e book arising this summer time detailing his time within the White House. It’s a time he would not miss, though he watches his alternative, Sarah Sanders, from time to time.
“I couldn’t be prouder to see her up there, although admittedly I don’t watch it as much so the times that I see it or see clips, she’s doing fantastic,” Spicer stated with a smile on his face.
Then, pausing for a second, he displays, “I like being a viewer higher than a briefer.