Without a doubt, one of the “stars” of Donald Trump’s administration has certainly been Sean Spicer. His unconventional style in his daily press briefings has become “must see TV’ for any political junkie. At first, it was just his incompetence that had the entertainment value. Over time, however, it has evolved into complete disdain for the press combined with that incompetence that has entertained us all.
Saturday Night Live, of course, has used the Spicer press briefings as a launch pad in their skits. Most agree that Melissa McCarthy’s caricature of the White House Press Secretary has created an instant classic. Of course, no one is going to top that impersonation. The Daily Show decided to take a different path — a path that leads to some hilarious results.
The Daily Show’s premise puts Spicer in the role of a kindergarten teacher. The way it is edited, using some actual kindergarteners sitting in for reporters, some even looking like their adult counterparts, like Glenn Thrush. is simply brilliant. Spicer tries to bring discipline to the classroom as they fire questions about Russia along with asking who gets to feed the fish today. Mr. Spicer desperately tries to keep order as the little ones keep peppering him with questions — and they don’t take “no” for an answer.
Also, in the clip below, check out the whiteboard sign in the background that reads “Mr. Spicer’s Classroom — NO Follow-ups!”
After all the back and forth, the kids do finally take over completely as they chant “we want the tax returns, we want the tax returns!” A haggard Mr. Spicer finally retreats declaring that tomorrow will be “one question Friday.”
Take a break and enjoy the full segment below, you’ll be glad you did;
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