The under-fire spin doctor’s tweets presenting some “alternative facts” about the French duo have gone viral.
In the short time he’s been in office, Donald Trump’s press secretary Sean Spicer has already shown he likes to get creative with the facts, going on an angry tirade about how Trump drew “the largest audience ever to witness an inauguration, period” on Friday (January 20), something proven to be untrue.
In the two days since that first press briefing – in which he blamed the media for “manipulating” images showing a thin crowd at the inauguration via camera angles, also bizarrely blaming floor coverings for making the crowd “appear” small – the internet has thoroughly mocked the spin doctor.
But he’s always been somewhat weird, old tweets dug up by internet sleuths now show. As CoS points out today, in 2014 the self-proclaimed Daft Punk “early and still fan” criticized the band’s Grammys performance with Stevie Wonder, tweeting: “Daft Funk – this is your 10 seconds in the spotlight – u r blowing it.”
Not only did Spicer get the band’s name wrong and vastly underestimate their success (Daft Punk won four Grammys that year) but he told the band to “lose the helmets” and “grow up,” which is pretty funny coming from a guy who could be described as a massive helmet himself. See the tweets below.
The crowds at Trump’s inauguration last week were greatly eclipsed by the number of protestors who took to the streets on Saturday across America and the world for the Women’s March.
Artists including Rihanna, Grimes, André 3000 and Alicia Keys all attended protests in different cities, with Rihanna turning up to the demo outside Trump Tower in New York wearing a pink “this pussy grabs back” hoodie.
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