He just wanted the media to leaf him alone, OK?
The controversial sacking caught everyone from the media, members of Congress and Trump’s own staff completely off guard.
This includes press secretary Sean Spicer, who dodged the media outside of the White House in quite an interesting way after the news was made public. Apparently Spicer “disappeared into the shadows, huddling with his staff behind a tall hedge,” according to The Washington Post.
Naturally, Twitter had some very funny responses to the surreal and cartoonish situation.
Here are the best of the bunch:
found this photo of sean spicer hiding between the bushes pic.twitter.com/YZOMCOvHZC— David Mack (@davidmackau) May 10, 2017
2017: the year when that GIF of Homer Simpson hiding in the bushes becomes politically relevant.— Maris Kreizman (@mariskreizman) May 10, 2017
I've read that paragraph about Sean Spicer hiding in the bushes 50 times and I'll happily read it 50 more— Brandy Jensen (@BrandyLJensen) May 10, 2017
GUYS DON'T PANIC WHEN @seanspicer RUNS INTO THE BUSHES JUST SHAKE A BAG OF TREATS AND HE'LL COME RUNNING!— Bess Kalb (@bessbell) May 10, 2017
Cnn just reported that @seanspicer is literally hiding in the bushes on the south lawn. Grab a life boat, buddy.— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) May 10, 2017
sean spicer leading a WH press conference pic.twitter.com/TgjJXnI6oI— Laura Silverman (@LJSilverman1) May 10, 2017
Find someone who will treat you the way a protective bush treats Sean Spicer— Jesse Singal (@jessesingal) May 10, 2017
Footage last night of Sean Spicer hiding in the bushes from the press. pic.twitter.com/FbpbVdrQM9— Micah Johnson (@Micah_Johnson3) May 10, 2017
New episode of "Between Two Ferns" is the best yet pic.twitter.com/dtbqoqBqnH— Jon Danziger (@jondanziger) May 10, 2017
Today's Sean Spicer press briefing. pic.twitter.com/NLBGQk28QP— John Cohen (@JohnCohen1) May 10, 2017
Does Trump realize Melissa McCarthy can play Sarah Huckabee Sanders just as well as she plays Sean Spicer?— Chris Dmytriw (@chrisdmytriw1) May 10, 2017
Fake news is reporting incorrectly that I hid in "bushes" that even a casual gardener would recognize as shrubs.— Sean Spicer (@realseanspicer) May 10, 2017
UPDATE: May 11 ― On Thursday the Post issued an important and not-at-all quibbling clarification on where exactly Spicer was hanging out relative to the shrubbery:
”This story has been updated to more precisely describe White House press secretary Sean Spicer’s location late Tuesday night in the minutes before he briefed reporters. Spicer huddled with his staff among bushes near television sets on the White House grounds, not “in the bushes,” as the story originally stated.”