Trump Responds to Sean Spicer's Emmy Appearance

Trump approved. Sean Spicer surprised viewers when he made an unexpected appearance at the Emmys on Sunday, September 17, but the former White House press secretary says in a new interview that he has received total support from President Donald Trump following his cameo at the award show.

Spicer sat down for an interview with ABC News on Thursday, September 21, to speak about his cameo and how people reacted to it, including his former boss: “He was very supportive. He thought I did a great job. So it was very reassuring."

Spicer’s run in the White House was controversial due to his tense relationship with the media and for presenting factually incorrect information, so his appearance at TV’s biggest night was not well received by everyone in attendance. He assured that the Emmys was not his way to clean up his image, saying that he never lied to the American people. “I feel very good with my image. I’m very happy with myself,” he told ABC News. “I am able to go out and explain a lot of things now but I’m not on a tour. I’m out having some fun.”

“Look, I made mistakes. There’s no question. I think we all do,” Spicer continued. “Some of them I try to own very publicly. And in some cases, there were things that I did that until someone brought it up I didn’t realize it was a mistake. But to watch some of the personal attacks, questioning my integrity, question what my intentions were, I think were really over the top."