Sean Spicer was called a 'garbage person' at a book event on Wednesday.


Heckler shouts what we’re all thinking at Sean Spicer book event

The heckler also called his book 'garbage.'


Andrew Wyrich


Posted on Jul 26, 2018   Updated on May 21, 2021, 10:08 am CDT

Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer was called a “garbage person” by a heckler during a promotional event for his new book in New York on Wednesday night.

Video taken of the outburst shows Spicer, doing a tour for his recently released book The Briefing, about to answer a question before someone shouts at him.

“Hey Sean! You’re a real piece of garbage!” the person shouted from the crowd. “I hope you look around and you see all of these empty seats and you realize in New York City people will not come and pay money to hear you speak. I’ve read the reviews, it’s a garbage book.”

The heckler was then escorted out of the audience, while people shouted back at him.

As he left the event, the heckler continued:

“It’s a garbage book and you’re a garbage person! You lied as press secretary, now you’re lying in your book.”

While Tuesday’s event was interrupted by a heckler, at least he was able to have it. The New York Post reports that a scheduled event in Massachusetts for Saturday was canceled due to the “political climate.”

The heckler called both Spicer and his memoir “garbage,” and apparently some book reviewers agree it’s a fair assessment. The Wall Street Journal called The Briefinglittered with inaccuracies” and the Washington Post said it was “a bumbling effort at gaslighting Americans.”


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*First Published: Jul 26, 2018, 10:05 am CDT