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The Briefing: Politics, The Press, and The President (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Sean Spicer is a renowned American political figure who came to fame when he became the White House Communications Director during the early days of President Donald Trump’s first term.

Spicer eventually wrote a book detailing his time at the White House and the many contentious incidences that arose between him and the press.

+Biography
Sean Spicer was born in 1976 in Manhasset, New York. His parents are Kathryn and Michael William Spicer. The author took his first breath at North Shore Hospital. Most of his childhood memories revolve around the East Bay Area (Rhode Island) because that is where he grew up.

Spicer’s interest in politics was sparked at a young age. He attended Portsmouth Abbey, a Roman Catholic school, which isn’t surprising seeing as Spicer’s Irish heritage compelled his parents to raise him in the Catholic faith.

The author was never far from the political conversations in his school. That passion for politics followed him all the way to Connecticut College where he got his degree in government.

Even as a young student, Sean Spicer did not get along with the media. He never took kindly to the negative coverage that sometimes came his way. At one point, when ‘The College Voice’, the student newspaper of the college where he served as a student senator, called him ‘Sphincter’ instead of Spicer, he attempted to sue them.

The decision backfired and Spicer earned even more ridicule, though that did little to stifle his determination to control the manner in which his person was presented by the media.

For a while, Spicer steered clear of controversy. His passion for politics earned him various lucrative roles in the United States governments. He started out working on political campaigns.

By the early 1990s, he had enjoyed the privilege of working for representatives like Mike Pappas and Mark Foley.

He went on to become the public affairs officer for the U.S Navy Reserve in 1999. By the 2000s, Spicer was working as a communications director on the House Government Reform Committee. He also worked with the National Republican Congressional Committee, not to mention the House Budget Committee and the Republican Conference of the United States House of Representatives.

Basically, if there was a conference somewhere, some significant gathering of political minds focused towards a specific goal, Sean Spicer was almost always in the mix working in the communications department and growing the visibility of his brand.

That did not stop him from pursuing his own goals outside the United States Government, this including co-founding a public relations firm called Endeavor Global Strategies whose job it was to represent foreign organizations and governments before the United States government in matters of business.

Those individuals that have tracked Sean Spicer’s career through the decades will agree that his presence was most effectively felt on the Republican National Committee in 2011 where his work as communications director saw him augment the Republican Party’s television and social media presence.

He spearheaded campaigns that strengthened the Party’s TV Production team and social media operations. By 2015, the author had earned the role of the party’s chief strategist.

It is worth noting that at that point in time, Sean Spicer was very critical of Donald Trump, slamming him for making broad and largely negative statements about Mexicans. So it came as a bit of a surprise when the author became White House press secretary following the election of Donald Trump in 2016.

Spicer immediately proved to be a contentious figure. His first statement to the press not only exaggerated the turnout at President Donald Trump’s inaugural ceremony but he also proceeded to attack some of Trump’s fiercest critics among the mainstream media.

It did not take the mainstream media long to disprove the figures and statistics Sean Spicer had presented, an act that elicited a strong response from Trump’s people.

Spicer’s first official press conference was no less controversial. He tried to defend his statements about Trump’s inaugural ceremony but few media houses responded positively to his reasoning.

It was additionally reported around that time that President Trump was underwhelmed by Spicer’s performance in his first two weeks on the job. The president came to view Spicer’s hiring as a lapse of judgment on the part of the aides that had advised him to bring Spicer onboard.

Things only got worse from that point onward. Spicer proceeded to make statements that seemed to deny the fact that Adolf Hitler had used chemical weapons during WW II, a suggestion that attracted calls for him to resign.

The author also received a significant amount of the furor that came President Trump’s way when his administration barred many news outlets from attending briefings at the White House.

By the time he resigned from his post in 2017, Sean Spicer’s reputation had taken a severe beating. It was reported at the time that Spicer had wanted to land a juicier communications role in the Trump White House.

His decision to resign was compelled by the president’s appointment of Anthony Scaramucci to the position of White House Communications Director. Spicer vehemently disagreed with the appointment and he said as much to the president.

Once it became clear that Scaramucci’s advent could not be stopped, Sean Spicer left the white house. He made effective use of his infamy following his departure, not only making television appearances but dipping his toe into publishing.

When he revealed that he had been keeping detailed notes of everything he heard and saw during his time at the Trump White House, some people assumed that he might use what he knew to strengthen the Robert Mueller investigation.

But then the author revealed that he intended to use his notes to write a book exploring his time in the spotlight.

+The Briefing
When President Donald Trump called Sean Spicer and asked him to become the White House Press Secretary, Spicer had already spent the previous two decades working as a political insider in the United States.

The Trump appointment was life-changing. When he first took the role, no one knew his name. But by the time he left the position, Sean Spicer was on the lips of every single American. This book provides insight into Spicer’s time at the White House.

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