Sean Spicer says America never dropped the atomic bomb
LOS ANGELES -- On Tuesday, former Trump spokesman Sean Spicer told a crowd of foreign policy experts that the "number one reason the world should love America is that we've never dropped the atomic bomb."
Spicer made the statement at a televized panel discussion commemorating Japanese-American relations hosted by the journal Foreign Policy.
According to people in attendance, when Spicer made this incendiary claim, the crowd - which was mostly Japanese - reacted with "stunned silence," which gave way to "nervous laughter," until former NSC director Susan Rice - who headlined the event - stood up and shouted at Spicer.
"What the F*** are you talking about?" Rice demanded, before pointing out that America has dropped the atomic bomb not once, but twice, in both Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
According to witnesses, in response, Spicer "burbled incoherent noises," farted, then claimed that he'd been misunderstood.
Later in the day, Spicer claimed his comments had been taken out of context. "I was practicing for an audition to play an American historian in a big Hollywood movie," he insisted. "It was improvization. Art."
Since Trump lost November's election to President Hillary Rodham Clinton by 3 million votes, Spicer has sought work as an actor, including as an extra for the Walking Dead. "I've come to recognize that while I'm not cut out to work as a GOP political strategist, I'm very comfortable in the land of make believe," he told The Hollywood Reporter.
It's unclear whether Washington D.C.'s foreign policy establishment, which is still reeling from the "sheer idiocy" of Spicer's comments about the atomic bomb, will accept Spicer's actorly alibi.
When it comes to finding professional acceptance, Spicer's luck is hardly looking better on the other side of the country. According to Los Angeles-based casting agents, Spicer is unlikely to win the role of "Yale Historian 3" in Pixar's upcoming film, The Roots of American Exceptionalism, because "though he ably evokes the profound ignorance of a White Man, he doesn't have the gravitas."