Spicer: It’s ‘Demoralizing’ For Trump To See Media Narrative About Him

AP

During his first daily briefing with reporters, White House press secretary Sean Spicer launched into a rant about the media’s treatment of Donald Trump when asked why the President discussed the crowd sizes at his inauguration during a speech at the CIA headquarters on Saturday.

“I’s not just about a crowd size. It’s about this constant, you know, ‘He’s not going to run. Then if he runs, he’s going to drop out…'” Spicer said. “There is this constant theme to undercut the enormous support that he has. I think it’s unbelievably frustrating when you’re continually told it’s not big enough, it’s not good enough, you can’t win.”

Spicer said that Trump kept defying the odds only to face a new narrative,

“He keeps getting told what he can’t do by this narrative that’s out there. And exceeds it every single time. And I think there’s an overall frustration when you turn on the television over and over again and get told that there’s this narrative that you didn’t win, you weren’t going to run, you can’t pick up this state,” he said. “Over and over again there’s this constant attempt to undermine his credibility and the movement that he represents. And it’s frustrating for not just him, but I think so many of us that are trying to work to get this message out.”

Spicer said that this is “demoralizing” for Trump.

The press secretary also argued that the media’s treatment of Trump was unprecedented.

“I’ve never seen it like this,” Spicer said.

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