Stephen Colbert Repeatedly Kicks Sean Spicer While He's Down, and Likely Out
Temperatures are soaring across the country, but no one is feeling the heat more than White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, who could be the first victim of an impending shakeup in the Trump administration.
"At yesterday's press briefing, not only did Spicer not allow cameras, he prohibited audio recordings," observed "Late Show" host Stephen Colbert Tuesday.
"There are days where we decide that the president's voice should be the one who speaks for the administration," Spicer told journalists.
"Your whole job is speaking for the administration!" the host exclaimed. "That's like Chef Boyardee saying 'there are days when we decide that people should make their own canned ravioli.'"
Trump officials have yet to offer a coherent explanation for the move. But according to White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon, the briefings were held off camera because "Sean got fatter."
It's also being reported that Sean Spicer may be replaced by one or more press secretaries given President Trump's extremely short attention span and temper.
"Supposedly, Spicer isn't actually being fired," explained Colbert. "He's being promoted to White House communications director, which means he's leading a search for his own replacement."
That Spicer has become an object of ridicule for "Saturday Night Live" and the late-night shows has not been lost on the right.
"Sean Spicer has reached out to a short list of candidates, including Fox News contributor Laura Ingraham and Daily Mail editor David Martosko," Colbert explained. "And both are excellent choices because when asked about the job by reporters, Ingraham declined to comment, and in a phone call, Martosko said 'I can't hear you,' and then hung up."