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Wednesday 20 September 2017

Sean Spicer tells US press that he's 'one of the most popular guys in Ireland'

Sean Spicer met the Pope (AP/J Scott Applewhite)
Sean Spicer met the Pope (AP/J Scott Applewhite)
Catherine Devine

Catherine Devine

Former White House press secretary, Sean Spicer, told US media that he was "one of the most popular guys in Ireland".

Speaking to US politics site, Axious, Spicer said that his White House briefings were a "prime-time show" for Europe.

"The U.S. press briefing had become part of their nightly viewing. It was a prime-time show from Europe to the Middle East. ... I'm one of the most popular guys in Ireland," Spicer told Axious.

He added that his next step is to do paid appearances on Irish and UK TV shows and that Hollywood productions have also reached out to him.

Spicer resigned in July after nearly six months in the job and his time in the White House was widely controversial.

It was reported that Spicer resigned after Anthony Scaramucci was hired as the White House communications director claiming there were “too many cooks in the kitchen”.

When asked by Axious what he regretted from his time in the White House he said: "You should read the book."

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