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.