Wednesday 17 October 2018

9 questions we want Ryan Tubridy to ask Sean Spicer on The Late Late Show

(Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)
(Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)
Sean Spicer
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Friday night's Late Late Show will see former White House press secretary Sean Spicer grace the RTE studio sofa for a chat with Ryan Tubridy.

Given the daily controversies surrounding Trump's presidency, the revelations in David Wolff's explosive book, Fire and Fury, and the memory of Spicer's tumultuous six months in the White House still raising eyebrows, there is plenty to talk about.

RTE tells us that Spicer will defend his claim that Trump's inauguration was the 'biggest ever', that he will question the accuracy of Fire and Fury, and that he will give his take on Mellisa McCarthy's portrayal of him on Saturday Night Live.

Spicer has been vocal about his pride in his Irish roots in the past and he will be given an opportunity to chat about them.

"Donald Trump’s presidency is one of the most fascinating and extraordinary things to happen in our lifetime," said Tubridy in a release.

"Sean Spicer was right there watching it all in a front row seat. I am really looking forward to getting his first-hand account of what it was like to be there in that White House with the world’s media watching and his insights into what’s really going on in Trumpland.” 

Here are some questions we would like Tubridy to ask:

On your first day in the job you said Trump had “the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period.” That was demonstrably and obviously false.  Were you setting a precedent?  Did Trump tell you to say this?  Do you regret it? 

Trump is the President of the United States. As his press secretary, was it possible to say 'No' to something he asked? If yes, give some examples?

In Fire and Fury, Wolff describes you as Trump's 'flunky and whipping boy' - do you think he set you up for failure in the job?

The job was a huge, huge boost to your profile - but did it not end your career as a credible communications executive? You're a punchline now...

What really went down prior to your resignation, after just six months, in July?  Did you feel undermined by Anthony Scaramucci's appointment to Communications Director?

Former colleagues claim you filled many notebooks during time with the Republican National Committee, the Trump campaign, and at the White House - would you be happy to hand over those notebooks, should they exist, to special investigator Robert Mueller?

Do you think Trump was right to fire FBI head James Comey?

How could you defend 'Trumpcare' when it would see at least 22 million Americans losing their healthcare over the next decade compared to Obamacare?

Is Trump a 'stable genius'?

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