Sean Spicer Orders Veteran White House Reporter ‘Stop Shaking Your Head’ In Tense, Awkward Exchange — Watch!

Things got extra spicy at Tuesday’s White House press briefing!

We all know Sean Spicer has a challenging job of making the toxic sludge factory that is Donald Trump‘s administration look proficient, but it’s clear homeboy is struggling to keep his cool.

This was evidenced by an irritable exchange between the Press Secretary and a veteran journalist on Tuesday, which ended with him telling her to “stop shaking your head.”

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April Ryan, the Washington bureau chief for American Urban Radio Networks, asked Spicer how the White House plans to “revamp its image” after two months of divisive policies and persistent reports of Trump’s connection to Russia.

Unfortunately, the word “Russia” triggered old Spicey like a Soviet sleeper agent, launching him into full-on defensive jerkwad mode.

Spicer interrupted Ryan’s question to unleash a cued-up tirade, barking:

“I’ve said it from the day that I got here until whatever that there is no connection. You’ve got Russia. If the President puts Russian salad dressing on his salad tonight, somehow that’s a Russian connection.”

As Ryan pushed back to finish her question, Spicer became more irritated and defensive, continuing:

“At some point, report the facts. The facts are that every single person who has been briefed on this subject has come away with the same conclusion – Republican, Democrat. So I’m sorry that that disgusts you. You’re shaking your head.”

The testy exchange continued, with Spicer once again ordering Ryan to “stop shaking your head again.”

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Watch the uncomfortable moment (below):

The worst part is, Ryan says she wasn’t even shaking her head. The White House press corps vet of 20 years told People:

“I dropped my head. I was listening to him and thinking of my follow-up question…The bottom line is this: Sean Spicer is doing his job spinning or presenting the facts for the president. And I’m a reporter. Sometimes we knock heads. But this is not new. This day is new, but this is not new.”

Ryan even sympathized with the Press Secretary, adding:

“I guess it’s hard up there for [Spicer]. I’m trying to put myself in his position. I know how I feel. For him, it must be hard to stand up there and be fielding questions that are valid and try to come up with real answers when the answers aren’t in your boss’s favor.”

However, we think her Twitter reaction posted after the interaction sums it up best:

We’re right there with you! And so were other Twitics who reacted to the press briefing blunder:

Lawd is right!!!!

[Image via Twitter.]


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