Sean Spicer went about procuring a fridge in a manner that could best be described as ill-advised. A Wall Street Journal report detailed the long and winding road to Spicer’s high-profile resignation Friday and began with an anecdote that showed the press secretary hatching a plan to steal a fridge from junior staffers.
Wrote Michael C. Bender of the Journal: “[Spicer] dispatched a top aide to a nearby executive office building where junior research employees are crammed into a room, surviving on Lean Cuisine frozen lunches. Mr. Spicer wants your icebox, the aide said, according to people familiar with the incident. They refused to give it up.”
Now, here is the moment Spicer could have shifted gears. It’s already (as the kids say) a bad look to demand the workers underneath you give up their icebox. Kudos to them for turning down a senior staffer. But Spicer wasn’t satisfied. There is a Walmart about 1.5 miles from the White House where the press secretary could have bought a mini-fridge (for as little as $60!). Instead he waited. Then he pounced.
Wrote Bender in the Journal: “So Mr. Spicer waited until sundown—after his young staffers had left—to take matters into his own hands. He was spotted by a fellow White House official lugging the icebox down the White House driveway after 8 p.m.”
The Sean Spicer era is over at the White House but now without one last story about this sociopath stealing a mini fridge from a bunch of entry level employees. I assume Spicer was just watching this mini fridge from the second he walked through the White House doors.
This story makes me believe that Spicer was fired not because he was awful as Press Secretary but because this sneaky cleptomaniac was running amuck in the White House snatching up people’s property and running fridges.
What’s next for Sean Spicer? He’ll probably return to what he was doing before he was hired as press secretary which was sitting in an empty room with the lights off waiting for a phone call.
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