In an interview on Tuesday, Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer had expressed praise for current White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
Sanders previously worked under Spicer as Deputy Press Secretary until Spicer’s resignation. The kind words for his replacement come almost exactly a year after she was appointed:
I think Sarah has done a great job of making sure that she understands what the president wants. That was a challenge for me at the beginning. [Trump’s] an unconventional candidate and president. He’s a disrupter, and we were trying to adapt. And I think [Sanders] has done a good job of adapting to what he wants her to do and say and communicate his thoughts.
It’s a frequent observation that obeying Trump’s orders requires Sanders to lie to the press, something she’s known to do. Spicer’s tenure as Press Secretary was swollen with lies as well, starting right after President Donald Trump’s inauguration:
This was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period, both in-person and around the globe
Spicer made the claims despite photographic evidence and lower public transportation usage the morning of the inauguration. He would frequently be skewered after the comments and onward, most famously by Melissa McCarthy on SNL. In Tuesday’s interview, Spicer expressed regret for the crowd size comments.
Though Americans on Twitter tend not to be fans of Huckabee Sanders, they’re not willing to forgive Spicer any time soon.
I doubt Sarah Huckabee Sanders will be treated this well when she's out of a job, so why is everyone treating Sean Spicer as though he was held hostage by this administration for 6 months?
— Jay Nonymous (@sglockenspeil) July 19, 2018
I am sitting here completely flabbergasted listening to Sean Spicer on the Today show. How can he and Sarah Huckabee Sanders and all of the other Trumpkins sleep at night, knowing that they are helping Trump to blindly hand our country over to Russia? #TreasonSummit
— Chris Lefevre (@writerunblocked) July 19, 2018
Why is the Today Show interviewing Sean Spicer? He is just the ex-liar for Trump. I hope after Aunt Lydia is no longer @PressSec we don't elevate her from nothing more than a soul less hackto news worthy.
— Judy (@BluGreyhound) July 19, 2018
How very astute of Sean Spicer now. Why did @seanspicer debase himself by lying and insulting the American public for so long? What makes Spicer believe any decent person wants to hear his opinions now? His credibility is shattered.
— Terry Terse ⚖️ #IndictTrumpNOW ⚖️ (@TerryTerse) July 19, 2018
The lies have battered both of their reputations.