Sean Spicer Finally Met The Pope & Twitter Is Super Happy For Him
A bittersweet and hilarious chapter of Donald Trump's presidency came to a close on Tuesday after news broke that former White House press secretary Sean Spicer finally got to meet Pope Francis. Spicer was famously not invited to join Trump at the Vatican in May, despite being the only practicing Catholic within Trump's inner circle at the time. The snub seemed harsh to many Americans, so the story came full circle when Spicer finally got his wish.
Most of the reactions on Twitter played off the perception of Spicer as a somewhat goofy but otherwise wholesome guy who got dragged into something much bigger than himself when he started working for Trump. That's not necessarily true — Spicer was the Republican National Committee's communications director for five years, so he's arguably somewhat responsible for getting Trump elected. Either way, his miserable performance as press secretary earned him enough of a reprieve that people seemed to be legitimately happy for him when he got to meet Papa Francesco.
The American people still seem to hold quite a lot of pity for the guy, given the reactions online, which might be the only way to escape the Trump administration with your reputation still intact. But no matter your feelings about him, these Twitter reactions to Spicer meeting the Pope are hilarious.
There Was A Lot Of Mockery
Spicer's Nickname Made It All The Way To Italy Too
He Obviously Needed To Atone For His Sins At The White House
Sean Spicer finally got to meet the Pope after he decided to quit working for Satan.— Alt Fed Employee (@Alt_FedEmployee) August 29, 2017
Wonder How Many Hail Marys He Had To Say For Penance
Sean Spicer finally meets Pope Francis— Paul Lander (@paul_lander) August 29, 2017
Spicey's confessional took 6 hours and that just covered only his first 3 months as press secretary.
Papal Bushes > White House Bushes
Somehow Liberals Were Still Rooting For Him
Want to know why liberals are decent people? We're all pretty happy that Sean Spicer got to meet the Pope.— Benjamin Howard (@BenHowardOPT) August 29, 2017
He Just Seems So Pure
Even The White House Press Corps Was Excited For Him
Overheard at least three and maybe more times on Air Force One today: "Spicer met the Pope!" We live in interesting times.— Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) August 30, 2017
Maybe There Is Some Justice In The World
It's Mostly Because People Didn't Want To See Trump Win
When Trump refused to allow Sean Spicer to meet the Pope, that was the equivalent of kicking a puppy...cruelty without reason.— Fighting MF Dubya (@mfwooten1) August 29, 2017
But This May Be A Valid Point Too
Let's be real. Melissa McCarthy is the only reason people care about Sean Spicer meeting the Pope. He owes her for making him sympathetic.— Aiden Wolfe (@AidenWolfe) August 29, 2017
You Know Frankie Is A Big 'SNL' Fan
I like to hope when Sean Spicer & the pope met the pope called him Melissa.— Jess (@MercurialMiss) August 30, 2017
Francis May Have Been Just As Shook To Meet Spicer
Some Hard-Core Francis Fans Were Jealous Though
Sean Spicer got to meet Pope Francis, but I, His Holiness' biggest fan, have not??? I'm suing America— Jeng (@jhsreal) August 30, 2017
Some People Didn't Have Time For It AT ALL
It's A Really, Really Dim Bright Spot In A Dark News Week
It's a sad, sad state of affairs that the highlight of my day was hearing that Sean Spicer got to meet the Pope.— J.E. Reich (@jereichwrites) August 29, 2017
This Pretty Much Sums It Up!
It makes me happy that Sean Spicer met the Pope...— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) August 29, 2017
It makes me even happier that he is not the Press Sec anymore because he was horrible.
Spicer's meeting with Francis is so refreshing because it has the same approximate plot as a rom-com — the girl has a dream and thinks she needs a man to help her fulfill it, starts to date a jerk, then breaks up with him and realizes she can live her dreams on her own. So even though you may disagree with his politics, it's still nice to see a happy, harmless ending. You go Spicey.