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Samantha Bee’s Full Frontal correspondents crashed Sean Spicer’s book signing to catch up with Trump’s former press secretary.
“The revolving door for Trump administration staffers has been spinning faster than the president trying to get a glimpse of his butt in a mirror,” said Bee in the opening of the segment.
“We’ve recently caught up with one former White House official hawking a book,” she said. “And I do mean caught.”
The segment began with a number of people on the street reading from Spicer’s book, The Briefing. “Trump is a unicorn, riding a unicorn over a rainbow,” one person read.
Correspondent Amy Hoggart is first seen asking a pedestrian how familiar he is with Spicer. After he says that he has a little bit of knowledge about Spicer, Hoggart asked him to share some information. “Damn, can we start that over then?” he asked. After Hoggart asked if he knows who Spicer is again, he responded, “No, I don’t.”
“That’s how an adult caught fibbing should handle it,” said Bee in a voiceover, “not try to capitalize on it, which is exactly what Spicer is doing.”
“He’s one of many who, while working in government, did terrible things but now want to cash in,” Bee continued as clips of disgraced public officials appeared onscreen. “So we thought we’d join him on the first leg of his book tour starting in New York. The scene was electric. A bunch of empty chairs were in attendance.” Shots of the inside of a Barnes and Noble bookstore show off the small crowd that turned out to the event as correspondent Allana Harkin scoped out the scene.
During the Q&A portion of the event, Harkin asked Spicer, “How do you feel about profiting off of lying to the American public? I mean you’re making a lot of money. I’m just wondering how you feel about that.” Spicer responded, “I wouldn’t know, ma’am.”
Correspondents Michael Rubens and Ashley Nicole Black then took a swing at asking Spicer the tough questions at a promotional event in Rhode Island. “Sean, any advice for the young people who want to make a profit from corroding the truth?” Rubens asked. After the audience groaned, Rubens said, “It’s a reasonable question!”
After Rubens was escorted out, a Trump T-shirt-wearing Black went up to Spicer to get her copy of the book signed. “Is it weird now to watch Sarah Huckabee Sanders do the press conferences? Do you feel like, a little, ‘Oh man, I wish I was up there tricking the press?'”
Spicer responded “No” before the two took an “awkward photo.”
The correspondents then crashed an event at a Rhode Island country club later that day. “He was in his element in a sea of would-be Caddyshack villains,” Bee described, setting the scene. Unable to get answers from Spicer in their past disguises, the correspondents showed up to the last event dressed as a unicorn and Trump riding on a unicorn.
As the correspondents made their way to the entrance, they were stopped by a police officer. “Is it a dress-code thing? I have a tie,” said Rubens. “Sir, it’s a unicorn riding a unicorn riding a rainbow.” They were kicked out before they made it through the door.
Watch the segment below.
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