Media Mocks Sean Spicer’s Return to White House Press Briefing Room

“Spicer gives a verbal press release for 10 minutes. Takes questions for about 20 minutes. Then leaves,” reporter tweets

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White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer delivered a press briefing on Tuesday for the first time in more than two weeks, and it appears he was missed for all the wrong reasons — at least according to Twitter reactions from reporters.

Since Spicer’s last briefing, there has been widespread speculation that his role would be reduced and he even missed out on a chance to meet the Pope during President Trump’s foreign trip. Politico even reported last week that Spicer would no longer be expected to do a daily, on-camera briefing after the president’s foreign trip — but he did conduct one on the first business day since Trump returned home.

American Urban Radio Networks White House Correspondent April Ryan, who Spicer has sparred with in the past, started out the social media fun by suggesting that the press secretary colored his hair.

Other reports tweeted that Spicer looked “dead inside” and “has lost the light in his eyes.”

Spicer started out the contentious briefing with a lengthy recap of the president’s trip, which Ryan quickly mocked.

Spicer didn’t provide much information during the Q&A portion of the briefing, dodging questions about the ongoing investigation into Russian interference with the presidential election and the president’s thoughts on anonymous sources. Spicer’s name quickly started trending on Twitter when the briefing began and the majority of comments aren’t exactly complimentary.

Check out some of the Twitter reaction: