Trump Is So Awful, He Almost Makes Me Feel Sorry for Sean Spicer. Almost.

image of Sean Spicer looking stricken at a press conference, to which I've added text reading: FUHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

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Yesterday, arrived this headline at Bloomberg: "Trump Communications Shake-Up May Start With New Role for Spicer." Aw geez. Donald Trump, the report said, was fixing to move Spicer away from the press podium and hire a new press secretary.

That's not surprising, of course. Sarah Huckabee Sanders has occasionally been showing up at the podium in Spicer's stead, and there have long (long in Trump-Time, where every one of his 152 days has seemed like an entire month) been rumors that Trump is unhappy with Spicer, for his abject failure to convince the White House Press Corps, virtually every journalist in the nation, and most citizens of the world that the transparently dishonest garbage he is obliged to disgorge are "facts" which definitely won't be undermined by his boss the president within hours or minutes or nanoseconds.

And not only does Trump make Spicer's already ridiculous job infinitely more difficult; he's also such a vengeful bully that he continually humiliates Spicer in the most cringe-inducing ways.

I mean, here is a headline at Politico this morning: "Spicer Searching for Candidates to Take Over White House Briefing." Oh godddddd!

"White House press secretary Sean Spicer is leading a search for his own replacement on the briefing room podium as part of a larger plan to shake up the White House communications operation, according to two people with knowledge of the effort." Mortifying.

It's not like we didn't already know that Trump is a fucking horrible human being, but this is just another exhibit in the overwhelming evidence file. Spicer is the most craven, sycophantic wreck, who has cast aside any semblance of integrity or dignity doing the dirty, humiliating work of spinning for Trump every day, while Trump constantly makes Spicer look foolish, and the way Trump thanks him is to further demean him by tasking him with finding his own replacement and probably ordering the leak.

Spicer has made his lie and now he can bed in it, but it really speaks to how awful Trump really is that I almost feel sorry for Spicer. Almost.

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