Megyn Kelly really lit into Sean Spicer over the half-truths and obfuscations he defended during his time as Trump’s press secretary.
Spicer let her do it because he’s trying to sell a book:
More from the Hill:
In his interview with Kelly on Thursday, Spicer acknowledged that he “made mistakes” as the White House’s chief spokesman. But he was steadfast in his insistence that Trump himself was truthful.
“He’s never sat in front of me and lied to my face or told me to go do anything,” Spicer told Kelly.
“Just because the lie is not to your face doesn’t mean it didn’t happen,” she replied.
When confronted by Kelly about false assertions made by Trump – that former President Obama released 122 prisoners from the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, for example – Spicer dismissed the examples, saying that the president is, first and foremost, a salesman.
“I think there’s several areas where he’s used his hyperbole –” he said, before being interrupted by Kelly.
“No, that’s not hyperbole. Those are not truthful statements,” Kelly replied.
“I’ve made mistakes myself, I think we’ve all done them,” Spicer said. “I’m not accountable for every single thing that anybody else has said.”
“I know, but you’re accountable for saying you think he’s a truthful person,” Kelly said.
“That’s what I believe,” Spicer replied.
Ugh. I know a lot of people don’t like Megyn Kelly, but she absolutely skewered this idiot and showed what a liar he is, and how bad he is at it. He is STILL under the thrall of Trump after he made him look like a complete jackass, and he’s still defending his lies as “mistakes” when Trump has never said they were mistakes. Just incredible. I really thought he might recover a little after all this time, but nope. Spicey is still as Trumpy as you can get. #MAGA!!!!