What could be better than a CNN commentator referencing an Adam Sandler movie to mock Sean Spicer?
CNN’s Don Lemon compared the White House secretary’s Thursday press conference to a famous scene from the 1995 comedy “Billy Madison.”
When Spicer was asked if the president stood by his unfounded accusations that Barack Obama spied on Trump Tower, he had a very convoluted response.
“I think that there’s been a vast amount of reporting, which I just detailed, about activity that was going on in the 2016 election,” he said. “There was no question that there was surveillance techniques used throughout this. ... The president has already been very clear that he didn’t mean specifically wiretapping. He had it in quotes. So I think to fall back on that is a false premise. That's not what he said. He was very clear when he talked about it yesterday.”
Following the press briefing, Lemon addressed Spicer’s response. “Did anyone see 'Billy Madison?'” Lemon asked. “The game show scene? ‘Everyone in this room is dumber for having listened to that.’"
"I hope that you’re not dumber and I hope we," he said, referring to CNN, "are providing you some information.”
"To be clear, no one mischaracterized what the Senate Intel said,” Lemon added. Here's a statement: 'Based on the information available to us, we see no indication that Trump Tower was a subject of surveillance by any element of the United States government either before or after Election Day 2016.'"
Lemon made the perfect comparison. In fact, this parallel applies just about every time Spicer speaks. He constantly talks in circles, lies, and spews nonsense, like when he suggested — during the same briefing — that British intelligence agency GCHQ helped Obama wiretap Trump.
Check out the hilarious movie clip below:
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