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Sean Spicer says he regrets ’embarrassment’ brought on by time as press secretary

He's done this before.


Andrew Wyrich


Posted on Jan 29, 2018   Updated on May 22, 2021, 2:56 am CDT

Sean Spicer, President Donald Trump‘s former White House press secretary, continued to say he regrets things he did while serving in the administration last year.

Speaking on MSNBC on Monday, Spicer agreed that he “made some mistakes” during his time in the White House after the news outlet played some of his “greatest hits”—including inflating the size of Trump’s inauguration audience, saying former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort played a “limited role” in the president’s campaign, and saying Adolf Hitler didn’t use “chemical weapons.”

“I think in terms of net, net, I enjoyed it,” Spicer said. “Having a front row seat to history was an opportunity of a lifetime. Did I make mistakes?… Absolutely.”

Later in the interview, Spicer said he regretted things he did that “brought embarrassment to myself, my family, friends of mine who have been very big supporters, where I said, hey, this was a self-inflicted wound.”

Spicer also admitted that Trump’s White House was a “very intense place to work” when pressed about the immense amount of turnover that has occurred since the president took office.

The latest apology came after the former Trump administration staffer said he “screwed up” as press secretary earlier this month.

The former press secretary was interviewed by HLN in early January where he said there was “no question” there were times where he “screwed up.”

Spicer announced his resignation from Trump’s administration after Anthony Scaramucci was named communications director.

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*First Published: Jan 29, 2018, 2:58 pm CST