It appears that the news from Donald Trump White House comes to us daily in the form of a Court Jester – Sean Spicer -the White House Press Secretary.
A jester, court jester, or fool, was historically an entertainer during the medieval and Renaissance eras who was a member of the household of a nobleman or a monarch employed to entertain him and his guests.
However, there is very little laughter and entertainment from a Spicer appearance. He is always tight-lipped, pressured and on the defensive. He never gives cool, full and complete clear answers to anything President Trump or his administration is doing.
It’s time to throw the tomatoes and pull out the hook because the fool must go!!!
His daily act is not funny…
Either he is uncomfortable and not the man for the job or he represents and describes a bigger picture of the Trump administration – Overly Suspicious and Under siege by the Press, Social Media and the American people.
Spicer appears at the podium press conferences daily appearing something like a dazed village idiot or a disheveled dancer with a suitcase packed full of unorganized, jumble up words and incomplete phrases that have little meaning.
To me, many of his daily press conferences remind me of a baby working on a jigsaw puzzle.
Many Americans are offended by him and have a hard time feeling good behind his daily talks.
Former President Barack Obama had three trustworthy press secretaries during his administration, Robert Gibbs, Jay Carney and Josh Ernest – and not one of them spawned the controversy in eight long years that Spicer has flamed up in the first 100 days.
Spicer fills that bill as “jester and fool” because he has done nothing since Trump took office to define him as a true spokesman for the president– as a matter of fact, he continues to prove that he is not.
For example, Spicer recently stoked outrage Tuesday when he compared Adolf Hitler to Syrian President Bashar Assad favorably, saying Hitler did not “sink to the level of using chemical weapons” during World War II.
Spicer made the comment at the daily press briefing when asked about Syria’s alleged use of chemical weapons in a bombing of their people. He was arguing that Syrian President Bashar Assad was in some way worse than Hitler, whom he described as “despicable.”
Spicer’s comments, which came on the first day of the Jewish holiday Passover, immediately generated outrage in the news media and on social media.
The latest firestorm for the court jester has him acting like a man pinned down in a bunker with the enemy boots approaching.
The outrage continued after he attempted to clarify the remark, with Jews and the Anne Frank Center calling for Spicer to be fired for engaging in Holocaust denial.
Congressional leaders chimed in and also fired back calling for his head on a platter.
Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee said Sean Spicer’s outrageous and misguided remarks about Hitler prove he is not fit to serve as White House Spokesperson and must be fired.
“It is unconscionable to think that in this day and age, a senior member of the White House staff would downplay the horrors of the Holocaust. While Jews around the world celebrate Passover, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer continues to display a callous lack of knowledge and appreciation for history and for facts,” she said.
Jackson Lee went onto to say The President needs to disavow his offensive remarks which cannot be brushed aside as just another harmless gaffe.
The congresswoman has a key point about ignoring history. If Spicer and the administration are that loose on the hips and lips and that bent and wrong-headed about Jewish history – then we know that Black History and African-American History facts are not a priority and sit way at the back of the bus.
It speaks volumes to the differences in character and nature of former President Barack Obama compared to the current President Donald Trump.
Obama knew many cultures, respected the histories of all races and made it clear that all men were created equal and treated fairly without regard for ethnicity.
Neither Catholic, Protestant, Jew or even Muslims were left out of the equation – even down to daily announcements to the American people.
President Trump, Spicer and others can learn from this.
It’s about the history and respecting all people – something this administration is yet to understand.
Maybe it would do Spicer and the Trump administration officials well to start serving Blacks, Browns, Muslims and others better by knowing and understanding our backgrounds, histories and struggles better first before making blanket statements and comparisons during press conferences.
All Americans deserve far better than Sean Spicer.