Dippin’ Dots Invites Sean Spicer To End Apparent 5-Year Feud Over Ice Cream

While Sean Spicer was busy trying to de-escalate his feud with the White House press corps on Monday, the Dippin’ Dots ice cream company made a move to smooth over its own years-long tiff with Donald Trump’s press secretary.

In an open letter posted on the company’s site, Dippin’ Dots CEO Scott Fischer offered “to treat the White House and press corps to an ice cream social.”

“Running out of your favorite flavor can feel like a national emergency!” he wrote. “We’ve seen your tweets and would like to be friends rather than foes.”

From 2010 to 2015, Spicer apparently nursed an grudge against the company, which bills its ice cream as the “Ice Cream of the Future:”

Spicer’s tweets were widely circulated after he angrily accused the media on Saturday of misrepresenting the size of crowds at Trump’s inauguration, prompting Twitter users to comb through his early posts on the site.

Dippin’ Dots is neither the first nor the second confectionery company to become involved in presidential politics, particularly those adjacent to Trump.

In September 2016, Skittles owner Wrigley released a statement denouncing Donald Trump Jr.’s comparison of refugees to poisoned candy, which it said was not “an appropriate analogy.”

And in October, after the infamous “Access Hollywood” tape leaked in which Trump said he used Tic Tacs to freshen his breath before forcibly kissing women, Tic Tac released a statement calling his statements and behavior “inappropriate and unacceptable.”

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