White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer is having one hell of a weekend. He riled up journalists with his decision to exclude certain outlets from a press gaggle, he's targeting his own staff for leaks, and he got in a fight with a journalist over where he was born.
But there's another specter of Spicer's past circulating around the web: his tenure as a terrifying Easter Bunny.
— Yashar (@yashar) February 26, 2017
Yes, that is real.
This is a picture of the new White House press secretary Sean Spicer dressed as the Easter Bunny. pic.twitter.com/l11CfjwAlY
— Anya O'Shea (@anyaoshea) January 23, 2017
While it's been mentioned in the past, it looks like this weekend's basket full of treats began on Saturday when animated feature writer Robert Schooley unearthed this old Q&A with Spicer, when he was in the George W. Bush administration, about his time playing the Easter Bunny for the White House Egg Roll.
Lest you think it's fake news, the Washington Post ran a story in 2013 about various staffers who had played the Easter Bunny for the annual event, which includes the photos of Spicer as well as a note about his experience in the costume: it gets hot.
Sean Spicer in the White House job he was born (somewhere) for. pic.twitter.com/kbAahrRH7T
— Schooley (@Rschooley) February 26, 2017
This may not have been the most important story of the weekend — not even in the top three important stories involving Spicer — but it's fun and it'll tide us over until Saturday Night Live and Melissa McCarthy's impression of Spicer return.