SEAN SPICER HAS BECOME TRUMP’S VERY OWN “BAGHDAD BOB”

Sean Spicer, the 30th White House press secretary, has lost his credibility.

This week, White House reporters and journalists who had previously defended Spicer’s credibility in interviews with CNN said Spicer had sacrificed that credibility by insinuating that former President Obama had used British intelligence to spy on Trump, and by stating that Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort had a “very limited role” in Trump’s campaign.

“He’s venturing into Baghdad Bob territory,” one White House reporter said, referring to the Saddam Hussein spokesperson known for his vociferous denials of what to everyone else was reality.

These reporters join a chorus of critics, including a few former White House press secretaries, who have previously told CNN that Spicer sacrificed his credibility at his first briefing, when he made the demonstrably false claim that Trump’s inauguration audience was “the largest audience to witness an inauguration” both “in person and around the globe.” Spicer later apologized, saying he had been given bad information.

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