Sean Spicer’s Big Night At The Emmy Awards

At last night’s Emmy Awards, folks were flabbergasted when former White House press secretary Sean Spicer rolled out onstage via podium during the opening sequence to announce, “This will be the largest audience to witness an Emmys, period — both in person and around the world.”

At first, you saw people in the audience try to figure out, “Is that really Sean Spicer?”

And then, folks thought it was funny that the producers were able to get the gag to happen.

But right after that you kind of realized that this was the “normalization” of Sean Spicer. The guy who stood at the White House press room podium and lied to the American public over and over again.

And it didn’t feel very good.

From Aaron Blake at the Washington Post:

Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer got a turn on one of Hollywood’s glitziest stages Sunday night. And he used it to laugh about the falsehoods he told the American people in an attempt to rehabilitate his image.

I’m all for a good laugh. And I’ll add up front that there are political issues on which people have extremely strong feelings and unfortunately can’t see the other side — we all have blind spots and should be mindful of that. But inherent in Spicer’s appearance Sunday night was an acknowledgment that he sold the American people a bill of goods from the White House lectern. He essentially admitted to blatantly misrepresenting President Trump’s inauguration crowd size, and he and those assembled all had a good laugh at it.