It took a fair level of impudence for ex-White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer to demand seasoned White House correspondent April Ryan stop shaking her head during a press conference in late March. But it takes even more nerve to make light of the current presidential administration’s unprecedented disregard for truth — which Spicer played a vital role in maintaining — on an awards show.
The CNN political analyst simply wasn’t here for Spicer’s unanticipated appearance at the 69th annual Emmy Awards on Sunday. During the cameo, Spicer — who resigned from as press secretary in July — mocked the web of lies that constituted his short-lived career with the Trump administration. She actually pities the fabricator.
“I actually felt sorry for Sean last night,” Ryan said during a CNN panel on Monday. “Sean has left the White House. We’ve heard many television networks saying they’re not going to hire him as a contributor. Sean is viewed as someone who lied. Sean told the world that there’s fake news from all these people that he’s now going to to get a job. And they’re not hiring him. So it looks like they’re trying to rebrand him. Change his image. But there’s a lot of healing that needs to take place. Or redemption that needs to happen on his part.”