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Sean Spicer pressed on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Sean Spicer pressed on Jimmy Kimmel Live
From CBC - September 14, 2017

It was a different Sean Spicer who paid a visit to ABC's Jimmy Kimmel LiveWednesday night.

This was a smiling, chill Spicer, in marked contrast to the six hot-tempered months he spent as White House Press Secretary, conducting volatile news conferences that were given added heat thanks to Melissa McCarthy's unsparing impersonation of him on Saturday Night Live.

It was Spicer's first television appearance since resigning from the Trump Administration in July from what Kimmel joked was his hit reality show, I am the Press SecretaryGet Me Out of Here.

He took Kimmel's ribbing in much better spirits than the grilling the White House press corps dished out.

"A lot of these members of the press were your friends, right?" Kimmel asked.

"WERE, yeah," replied Spicer, chuckling.

Kimmel reminded him of how his tenure began: awkwardly backing up Republican President Donald Trump's claim that his inauguration crowd was the biggest ever, when photographic evidence proved otherwise.

"Why is he so concerned with size?" asked Kimmel. "Have you ever seen the president naked?"

"I have not," Spicer replied good-naturedly.

But even if Spicer knew Trump's crowd was not larger, Kimmel pressed on, his job as press secretary obliged him to say that it was.

"Your job as press secretary is to represent the president's voice," Spicer explained. "Whether you agree or not is not your job."

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