Wednesday 20 February 2019

'Every day was like an eternity with Trump' - Spicer

Sean Spicer
Sean Spicer
Ian Begley

Ian Begley

Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has said that working in Donald Trump's administration made every day feel like "an eternity".

Speaking on RTÉ's 'Late Late Show', Irish-American Mr Spicer gave an insight into what it was like working for the controversial president for six months.

"It felt a lot longer - like six dog years. Every day was an eternity," he quipped.

"It's a very demanding job and a very intense place to work, under any president."

Mr Spicer also spoke of his regret over comments he made in which he claimed Hitler hadn't used chemical weapons during a press conference about a chemical attack in Syria.

"That was deeply painful. My goal was to describe how heinous the actions that Assad was doing were. And I brought in a metaphor that was so painful to so many people.

"It was truly painful to know you had made people think you didn't care about the plight their ancestors had been through," he said.

Mr Spicer was also quizzed on Mr Trump's latest comments on immigration.

He said: "As an Irish-American, someone who understands the trials and tribulations (of immigration), I'm proud of America's history of welcoming immigrants. Immigrants made our country what it is."

Irish Independent

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