Before President Trump arrived Wednesday evening at the Nashville Municipal Auditorium, his press secretary Sean Spicer had his moment in the spotlight.
And what a moment it was. Trump fans clamored for a spot at his side, eager for a chance to say hello and have a photo taken with him. Spicer could barely manage his way through the crowd, but he handled it all with a smile and gracious spirit that any Southerner could appreciate.
The enthusiasm for Spicer was so great that Bloomberg News wrote an article about it, noting that while he is lampooned in liberal parts of the country, “in Nashville, Spicer was a bona fide celebrity.” The news outlet quoted Spicer as asking his fans, who praised him for standing up for Trump, “You guys want to come to a briefing?”
Spicer, 45, previously worked as chief strategist and communications director for the Republican National Committee. Prior to that, he was assistant U.S. trade representative for media and public affairs under former President George W. Bush.
Spicer has also served as an Easter Bunny at the White House Easter Egg Roll.