Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer came out in defense of his truth-telling on Thursday, following reports earlier in the week that major TV networks won’t hire him due to a “lack of credibility.”
In an interview with ABC News “Good Morning America,” Spicer was lukewarm in his resolve that he “never knowingly lied” to the American people.
“I don’t think so,” Spicer replied when asked if he had lied from behind the press secretary’s podium.
“Unequivocally, you can say no?” the host asked.
“Look, again, you want to find something. I have not knowingly done anything to do that, no,” Spicer said.
Undoubtedly, that half-hearted denial won’t change the minds of TV executives, who in an NBC News report were revealed to have little faith in Spicer.
NBC’s source, a TV executive familiar with in-house conversations about hiring Spicer, said, “They won’t touch him.”
“The news organizations might use him on round tables, but [a paid exclusive contributor job] is not happening,” the executive said.
CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, ABC News, CBS News, and NBC News have all passed on Spicer, reported the NBC source.
Spicer made light of one of his largest faux pas as press secretary at the Emmys this past Sunday, by making a joke about the size of the audience.
“This will be the largest audience to witness an Emmys, period, both in-person and around the world,” Spicer said during the award show, poking fun at how he described Trump’s inaugural crowd to reporters in January.
However, he denies the appearance was an effort to “rehab” his image.
“I feel very good with my image,” he said on ABC. “I’m very happy with myself.”
— Good Morning America (@GMA) September 21, 2017
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