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Where In The World Is Sean Spicer?

On Sunday night, the White House sent out its daily schedule —as it does every day. Except, one thing was different: Sarah Huckabee Sanders, rather than Sean Spicer, would be giving the daily press briefing on Monday.

During Donald Trump’s embarrassing foreign trip, there was much talk that Spicer would never return to the briefing podium when the president returned to the U.S.

Spicer did, however, get back in the briefing room several times last week, but it seemed like his mind was nowhere near. He looked empty, painstakingly reciting talking points, reading prepared answers written down in advance and ending the briefings as quickly as he possibly could.

Then, after Donald Trump typed the now-infamous words “Despite the constant negative press covfefe” into his Twitter account, White House press secretary Sean Spicer was asked about the incident.

Spicer had the worst possible answer:

“The president and a small group of people know exactly what he meant,” Spicer responded. Seriously.

Anyway, by Thursday, Spicer had simply ceased answering any questions at all —referring queries to either the State Department or Trump’s personal attorney.

By Friday, he was nowhere to be found.

Now let that sink in for a moment. To simply not show up for the next briefing after a performance like that one on Friday is sure to raise questions no matter the past history here. Trump knows that. Spicer knows that. Sarah Huckabee Sanders knows that. In fact, anyone who has ever followed politics for more than five minutes knows that.

Which brings me to this question: Has Spicer reached the end of the rope as WH Press Secretary? Did he lock himself up in a room and is daydreaming of an alternative reality where the Trump administration is working like a “well-oiled machine?” Or, and this is totally possible given the unpredictability of this White House, will he be back behind the podium for the rest of the week, acting as though nothing has changed?

Ok. I get it, no one may know the answers to any (or all) of those questions.

But if anyone knows where Sean Spicer is, please let us know in the comment section below.


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