Before Donald Trump walked into his life, Sean Spicer was known primarily as a professional, a family man, and—most important—a devout Catholic, who hoped a White House job might help him meet the Pope.
Trump, of course, ultimately left Spicer off the guest list when he went to the Vatican, leaving Spicer to fume to colleagues over the slight. Despite all he endured while working for the president, however, Spicer has remained loyal in exile, carefully balancing his attempts at reconciliation with the Washington establishment with effusive praise for a man who routinely mocked him.
The tensions inherent in this project would test the faith of a lesser man. Spicer, in such cases, turns to religion. When asked on NBC whether the American people deserve to know about Trump’s affairs, Spicer replied that they did not, because “that’s between him, his wife, and his God.” Spicer, in the hot seat, quickly returned to the unconvincing rhetorical style that ultimately cost him his job. “We are rushing too quick to judge people in society,” he added, repeating iterations of the same phrase as Natalie Morales pressed him on whether Trump’s philandering had damaged the Republican Party’s designation as the party of family values, but seemed to lose the argument under pressure.
When asked whether Trump had given up the right to privacy when he was elected, Spicer shot back, “Not if it didn’t happen while he was in office.”
SOURCE: TINA NGUYEN