Stranger Than Fiction | Matthew Kriese
To say the presidency of Donald Trump has been without controversy is to be painfully distanced from the news reverberating from the Oval Office. The rhetoric of Trump has been sharp and has usually managed to cause some form of uproar across the nation. So, it is not much of a surprise that the individuals that are in charge of every communique from the White House have had a difficult time keeping a job.
Sean Spicer, who has become more of a caricature than a representative of the Presidency ever since the January Saturday Night Live Melissa McCarthy skit, faced a brief but memorable career as President Trump’s Press Secretary. Some highlights from his stay in the Press Secretary position include saying that Trump’s inauguration, “…was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration—period—both in person and around the globe” which was not only patently wrong but even further humiliating when he added that the incident was “framed” to “minimize the enormous support that had gathered on the National Mall.”
This proved to be a strong day two on the job but it certainly was not the end of his controversial reign. Coining the phrase “alternative facts” also proved to be an enormously embarrassing moment for the ex-Press Secretary.
The next Press Secretary proved to be equally as controversial, albeit for completely different reasons. Anthony Scaramucci served for a blindingly brief 10-day period having been released on July 31. The first days he held in the position seemed to actually go fairly well. Scaramucci seemed to mirror many of the president’s mannerisms and appeared to capture his vision quite well. However, after that, there is little to report on other than the brevity of his stay.
So, as Sarah Huckabee Sanders moves into the position, the nation holds its breath in hope her career will at least last for the remainder of the presidency.