It wasn’t the press, from whom Spicer took questions about false statements he made two days after his bizarre press statement-turned-meme. Instead, it’s the brand he’s been trash talking on Twitter in a one-sided feud for the past several years. As the A/V Club reported over the weekend, online detectives discovered his previous tweets about Dippin’ Dots. You see, Spicer really has an issue with the Dippin’ Dots slogan, “Ice cream of the future.”
I think I have said this before but Dippin Dots are notthe ice cream of the future
— Sean Spicer (@seanspicer) September 22, 2011
He continued venting his frustrations even after joining the Republican National Committee. Finally, after discovering a Wall Street Journal article about the company filing for bankruptcy, it appeared his efforts were not in vain, and he got to unleash the ultimate [freezer] burn.
Ice Cream of the Past: Dippin' Dots Files for Bankruptcy http://t.co/xPifdujD
— Sean Spicer (@seanspicer) November 4, 2011
Spicer seemed to have dropped his beef with the ice cream brand until he found he wasn’t able to get his hands on Dippin’ Dots at a Washington Nationals game four years later.
If Dippin Dots was truly the ice cream of the future they would not have run out of vanilla cc @Nationals
— Sean Spicer (@seanspicer) September 7, 2015
Meanwhile, some on Twitter reveled at the sheer pettiness of his resurfaced tweets.
However, having finally been made aware of the disdain from the new press secretary, Dippin’ Dots decided to reach out in an open letter to Spicer. Dippin’ Dots CEO Scott Fischer is using his 15 minutes to mend a bridge he didn’t even know Dippin’ Dots had burned.
— Dippin' Dots (@DippinDots) January 23, 2017
“We can even afford to treat the White House and press corps to an ice cream social,” Fischer wrote. “What do you say? We’ll make sure there’s plenty of all your favorite flavors.”
Given that Skittles and Tic Tac both released statements disavowing rhetoric from members of the Trump family during the general election, it’s hardly the weirdest food-related political story we’ve seen.