CNN host compares Sean Spicer to ‘Billy Madison’

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A CNN anchor compared White House press secretary Sean Spicer’s Thursday response to questions regarding President Trump’s wiretapping allegations with a well-known scene in an Adam Sandler movie.

Don Lemon likened Sean Spicer’s situation in the press room to the game show scene in the 1995 comedy “Billy Madison.” Spicer was asked if Trump stood by his claims that former President Obama wiretapped Trump Tower though the charge has not yet been proven.

“I think that there’s been a vast amount of reporting which I just detailed, about activity that was going on in the 2016 election,” Spicer said. “There was no question that there was surveillance techniques used throughout this… The president has already been very clear that he didn’t mean specifically wiretapping, he had it in quotes. So, I think to fall back on that is a false premise. That’s not what he said. He was very clear when he talked about it yesterday.”

Spicer’s answer compelled Lemon to compare the interaction to the scene in “Billy Madison” in which Sandler experiences school as an adult.

“Did anyone see ‘Billy Madison?’” Lemon asked. “The game show scene? ‘Everyone in this room is dumber for having listened to that.’”

“I hope that you’re not dumber and I hope we,” he said, referring to CNN, “are providing you some information.”

“To be clear,” Lemon added. “No one mischaracterized what the Senate Intel said. Here’s a statement: ‘Based on the information available to us, we see no indication that Trump Tower was a subject of surveillance by any element of the United States government either before or after Election Day 2016.'”

H/T: The Hill

Related News: Spicer & ABC News reporter get into heated exchange over wiretapping (video)

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