Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Wednesday night where he openly admitted that he lied to the press because Donald Trump told him to.
The former press secretary was asked by late-night host Jimmy Kimmel what his job was like while working at the White House and if he would ever lie on Trump’s behalf.
“Look, your job as press secretary is to represent the president’s voice,” Spicer replied, “and to make sure that you are articulating what he believes, [what] his vision is on policy, on issues and on other areas that he wants to articulate. Whether or not you agree or not isn’t your job.”
Spicer’s response is an obvious statement that proves he would lie on the president’s behalf because it was “his job to do so.”
Kimmel went on to press Spicer about the president’s constant attack on the media, asking him if he believes Trump is undermining the credibility of the press.
“It seems that what [President Trump] calls fake news is really anything that criticizes him,” said the ABC late-night host.
“And then he’ll give validity to wacky news sources sometimes. Because they’re complimentary. Do you think that is a dangerous thing to delegitimize the press for America?” Kimmel asked.
“I think it’s a two-way street. And when these guys in the press corps go after the president in ways that are unbecoming — again, it’s sort of like what your mom said, two wrongs don’t make a right,” said Spicer.
“I think sometimes when the press corps attacks the president, undermines him, calls into question his credibility from the outset, I think it creates a very poor relationship overall,” he continued.
“And I think that there is some area that could deserve a reset. Hopefully, I think Sarah [Huckabee Sanders] has done a phenomenal job of really trying to take the tone down and get back.”
Watch the whole interview below: