SEAN SPICER


               


Sean Michael Spicer is an American political aide who served as the twenty-eighth White House Press Secretary and as White House Communications Director under President Donald Trump in 2017.Wikipedia

Born: September 23, 1971 (age 47 years), North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, NY
Spouse: Rebecca Claire Miller (m. 2004)
Books: The Briefing: Politics, the Press, and the President
Education: US Naval War College (2012), Portsmouth Abbey School, Connecticut College, US Naval War College

Sean Michael Spicer  (born September 23,1971) is an American political aide who served as the twenty-eighth White House Press Secretary and as White House Communications Director under President Donald Trump in 2017. Spicer was communications director of the Republican National Committee from 2011 to 2017, and its chief strategist from 2015 to 2017.

During his tenure as White House press secretary, Spicer made a number of public statements that were controversial and false, and he developed a contentious relationship with the White House press corps.

The first such instance occurred on January 21, 2017, the day following Trump's inauguration. Spicer repeated the claim that crowds at Trump's inauguration ceremony were the largest ever at such an event and that the press had deliberately under-estimated the number of spectators.

After this statement was widely criticized, Trump aide Kellyanne Conway said that Spicer had presented what she called "alternative facts" regarding the inauguration's attendance numbers.

Spicer resigned as White House Press Secretary on July 21, 2017, although he remained at the White House in an unspecified capacity until August 31.


EARLY GOVERNMENT APPOINTMENTS
From 2000 to 2001, Spicer was the communications director on the House Government Reform Committee, and from 2001 to 2002, he was director of incumbent retention at the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC).

From 2003 to 2005, Spicer was the communications director and spokesman for the House Budget Committee. He subsequently was the communications director for the Republican Conference of the U.S. House of Representatives, and then, from 2006 to 2009, was the assistant for media and public affairs at the Office of the United States Trade Representative in President George W. Bush's administration. He wore an Easter bunny suit during the White House Easter Egg Rolls.


ENDEAVOR GLOBAL STRATEGIES
From 2009 to 2011, Spicer was a partner at Endeavor Global Strategies, a public relations firm he co-founded to represent foreign governments and corporations with business before the U.S. government.  His clients included the government of Colombia, which was then seeking a free trade agreement with the U.S. amid public criticism of its human rights record.  Spicer worked full-time at the firm until February 2011.


REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE
In February 2011, Spicer became the communications director of the Republican National Committee.    At the RNC, he enlarged the organization's social media operations, built an in-house TV production team, and created a rapid response program to reply to attacks.  In February 2015, he was given an additional role, as chief strategist for the party.

While at the RNC, Spicer was critical of then Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. In June 2015, after Trump said illegal immigrants from Mexico were involved in crimes in the U.S., Spicer said "painting Mexican Americans with that kind of a brush, I think that's probably something that is not helpful to the cause."

 In July 2015, he released a public criticism of Trump's comments on U.S. Senator John McCain, saying "there is no place in our party or our country for comments that disparage those who have served honorably."

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