Friday 20 October 2017

Sean Spicer wore a green tie - which gave one video-savvy viewer a cunning plan...

By Edward Dracott

Here’s one way to liven up a press briefing.

Wearing green is famously not a good idea for weather reporters. Standing in front of a green screen in a dress or pair of trousers of the same colour can reveal an incoming front of high pressure in all the wrong places for the poor presenter.

It’s for that exact reason White House press secretary Sean Spicer made a big mistake in his most recent press briefing.

We know it’s hilarious. Breathe.

Poor Spicer was trying to pay homage to St Patrick’s Day, but the rather brilliant mind of Jesse McLaren saw it as a golden opportunity.

McLaren’s inspired edit of Spicer’s tie – adding clips including an atomic bomb, a segment from The Shining and just more and more Spicer – has notched over 26,000 retweets and 44,000 likes.

Meanwhile, one plucky user wondered whether something similar might be achieved using a different colour, given Donald Trump’s fondness for a tan.

We await that video with interest.

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