washingtonpost.com - 10 days ago
Jimmy Kimmel mocks Sean Spicer to his face about that inauguration crowd size incident
Spicer and Kimmel take a selfie.
(Randy Holmes/ABC) Jimmy Kimmel had a lot to discuss with Sean Spicer on Wednesday night, as President Trump’s embattled former press secretary stopped by “Jimmy Kimmel Live” for his first interview since leaving the White House. “He survived one of the worst jobs ever, and is free at last to speak about it,” Kimmel said by way of introduction, as Spicer walked out to big applause. They talked Trump’s Twitter habits; the term “fake news”; that Melissa McCarthy impression (Spicer deemed it “kind of funny”); whether he’ll write a tell-all book (he says no); and, obviously, Anthony Scaramucci. But Kimmel was especially animated about one particular topic — Spicer’s debut in front of the White House press corps back in January, with his statements about Trump’s inauguration crowd size. [The ‘Spicey’ show comes to an end: Sean Spicer quits as White House press secretary] “Right off the bat, your first ever press conference — you get in there, and it’s the day after the inauguration, and you are charged with the job with going in front of the press,” Kimmel said with a huge grin, already starting to chuckle. “And saying that the inauguration crowd was the biggest crowd, I think, ever, biggest audience …” “Yes, I’m aware of it,” Spicer said, laughing. The audience cracked up and applauded at that line.
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