In case you missed this.
Yes, it’s hilarious and absurd. But Sean knows this. He’s having some fun and keeping himself in the news.
Everyone is snarking at him, but they need to lighten up. He was brave to do this, and he gave it his best shot.
I’ve known Sean for years. He was, before working for President Trump, very well liked around Washington. He was good at the jobs he had, understood what good reporters wanted, understood what his bosses wanted, and was helpful and fun to be around.
I’m biased because I like Sean. But he was put in a very tough position in 2017. He’d gotten to the top of the profession, White House press secretary, and was suddenly forced to lie for his boss.
Now, that’s a relative thing. All these press secretaries who walk around being given the greatest respect basically had to lie as part of their job, or at least mislead, which is pretty similar. So it’s a game of degrees, not absolutes.
What was he supposed to do, quit because he had to make up a crowd size? What would that do to the newly elected president? And being human, nobody is going to let go of the grand prize, POTUS press secretary, having just won it.
Anyway, enjoy the ludicrousness of this, and laugh along with Sean.