Sean-Spicer-as-Melissa-McCarthy-as-Sean-Spicer pitched a fit during his press conference yesterday after a reporter—from Breitbart, no less, and the same reporter that had that super awkward interview with him a while back—called him out for trying to pass off border fencing as a wall. Over at Breitbart, Trump loyalists had already been fuming over him caving on the wall that Mexico was supposed to pay for, after Congress failed to allocate a single peso for construction. So when Spicey trotted out some visual aids of what was clearly fencing to minimize his boss’s caving, the Breitbart guy was having none of it. Now, these are both equally deplorable folks, but, lord, the drama was wonderful to watch:
“This is what exists right now throughout our country,” Spicer practically shouted, his face turning red as he fired up a slide show of current, insufficient-looking border fences. He then switched to a slide of the proposed walls that would be funded by the spending bill’s appropriations—which, Spiering pointed out, did not look like walls.
“Are those photos of fences or walls?” asked Spiering.
“There are various types of walls that can be built under the legislation that was just passed,” Spicer responded.
“That is a fence,” Spiering said.
“That is called a levee wall,” Spicer replied.
And thus commenced several minutes of Spicer and Spiering yelling at each other about fences versus walls, with Spiering at one point accusing Spicer of trying to sell the public on an “existing tough-guy fencing thing” instead of a real wall.
It’s so fucking ridiculous and sad at the same time, you just have to watch it for yourself. Oh, and guys, just wanted to remind you both that Mexico still isn’t paying for the wall, and neither are we.