Sean Spicer to make late-night debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Elias Hubbard
September 14, 2017

But Kimmel was especially animated about one particular topic - Spicer's debut in front of the White House press corps back in January, with his statements about Trump's inauguration crowd size.

'There was a faction of people out there that didn't want to give him the credit that he rightly deserved.

The list of political fellows coming to Harvard University now includes former White House press secretary Sean Spicer and former Army intelligence officer Chelsea Manning. "Whether or not you agree, is not your job", he explained.

Spicer also addressed President Trump's frequent social media posting habits, saying there were times were he may "have wanted to go to bed", only to notice a new Trump tweet and think: "This is going to be a longer night".

But even out of the White House, Spicer is still defending Trump's alternative facts. Kimmel asked. "Have you ever seen the president naked?"

"You can look at an argument or a set of facts and come out with one opinion.and someone else can come up with a different conclusion", he said.

Spicer and Kimmel first announced the appearance in a series of posts on Twitter. I did. I told the president.

Kimmel swung back around to the incident one more time, as they discussed Spicer's relationship with the press, showing a video of the time ABC's Jonathan Karl asked if Spicer meant to always tell the truth. "I don't think it was probably the best start", he said. "There are a lot that would rather be first than right, and that's unfortunate because it gives a bad name to those who actually do take the time to do it right".

"When these guys in the press corps go after the president, from the outside it creates a very poor relationship overall and I think there are some areas that could deserve a reset", he said.

Kimmel asked Spicer if he "cackled like a maniac" when he read the infamous New Yorker interview.

"I think it's a two-way street".

The former press secretary said that the president didn't watch all of his press conferences, but would at times provide feedback.

The former aide made a point to say that he never pre-approved Trump's tweets and called the platform 'one of the President's most effective tools in the campaign'.

"Lumping everyone together as fake news just seems awful to me", Kimmel replied, equating the idea to people lumping "all priests together as child abusers". "If we don't want to lump every journalist into the same thing, then don't lump every Republican and every conservative into the same box", he replied to enthusiastic applause.

Spicer left his short-lived position at the White House in July after even shorter lived Anthony Scaramucci was named communications director.

The late-night host appeared fascinated by this.

And while he denied personal problems with The Mooch as to why he left the White House, Spicer did say that Scaramucci didn't have 'the qualifications or the background to work in the communications office'.

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