Former Press Secretary Sean Spicer resigned in July after just six months in the White House, and is now booking engagements as a private speaker and television commentator. In his highest-profile gig since leaving the Trump administration, Spicer made a cameo at the Emmys, jokingly that it was the largest audience in Emmy history — alluding to his first press conference where he claimed the crowd at Trump's inauguration was larger than Obama's.
White House adviser Kellyanne Conway was no fan of the Emmys' repeated jabs at the President, but she did have some kind words for Spicer himself.
I’m very happy my former White House colleague Sean Spicer is a man of good humor and he’s been quoted recently saying life outside is much more relaxed. So I’m very happy for him. This is something that a lot of folks in Hollywood sometimes lack, which is introspection and good humor.
I had a conversation with Stephen [Colbert] and his executive producer. They came up with a concept, and I thought it was kinda funny. I said I’d be there.
Many people have a problem with Spicer being so readily welcomed back into American life after he was repeatedly complicit in lies the White House tried to sell its citizens.
I'm not ready to laugh "with" Sean Spicer. I think he is an evil, opportunistic liar that hurt our country.— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) September 18, 2017
Harvard fellowships, Emmy appearances, huge speaking fees: there's just gonna be no penalty for working in Trump's White House, huh?— Jon Favreau (@jonfavs) September 18, 2017
They got plucked and polished and waxed and some of them didn’t eat for two months, and all for what? To sound the same? They have the right to speak, but if you’re an American and you’re tuning in to watch your favorite actors and actresses and shows ― and I used to do it routinely as a kid. Who’s going to win? Oh, she lost? I love her show ― there is very little of that.