Not many knew about this, and in fact it came to many as a surprise that while President Trump is out of town, White House press secretary Sean Spicer was on a job…just not the job that we all know him for as White House press secretary.
Nope, Spicer on Friday reported to the Pentagon, as is his duty being a member of the U.S. Navy Reserve. He spent Friday at the Joint Chiefs of Staff offices, and served.
Now, as the public face of the Trump administration this created a little stir in amazement from people, well it wasn’t all good…which you will soon find out, because the left of course.
The left was out to draw blood when they learned of the news…
— Jeffrey Guterman (@JeffreyGuterman) April 14, 2017
However, ever they weren’t all trolls…looking for ways to be offended.
— Paint King (@Paintking) April 15, 2017
— Carol (@Carolde) April 15, 2017
Sean Spicer: He'll speak for us. He'll fight for us. An American Patriot! https://t.co/zZh6e22Zpy
— Mike Himsworth (@MikeHimsworth) April 14, 2017
Spicer, who joined the Navy Reserve in 1999, holds the rank of commander.
In 2012, Spicer received a master’s degree in national security and strategic studies from the Naval War College.
According to the Military Times, Spicer has previously worked as a “media planner in joint exercises in Guam, Germany and Sweden, along with overseeing media coverage of Navy operations in at McMurdo Station in Antarctica.”
Spicer’s combative attitude toward the White House press pool has made him a controversial figure.
“Spicer has changed things up, spreading questions around the room (which includes more faces from decidedly pro-Trump outlets) rather than allowing the top networks and newspapers to dominate. He fields inquiries via Skype, giving reporters outside Washington a voice, while casting White House veterans as inside-the-beltway creatures reliant on anonymous sources and leaks,” wrote commentator Alex Leary.
Leary described one press briefing this way: “Things quickly deteriorate into a familiar place: Spicer lacerating the news media and reporters blasting him with questions — combat that has made the daily press briefing must-see TV, at times beating ratings for General Hospital and other soaps, a spectacle that President Donald Trump himself tunes into.”
The 45-year-old Rhode Island native previously worked as a spokesman for the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative during George W. Bush’s presidency and in various Republican posts prior to that. His new role will be the most prominent of his career, handling the sometimes contentious White House press room on behalf of an unconventional politician.
His military career as a public affairs officer includes a master’s degree in national security and strategic studies from the Naval War College, and he is currently assigned to the Joint Staff’s naval reserve contingent in Washington, D.C.
It’s unclear how that role may change based on his new, high-profile assignment.
God bless President Trump, his administration, our military, and all who sustain them in their duty and appreciated the sacrifice they make for us.
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