After a mere six months on the job, Sean Spicer is out of the job. The beleaguered White House press secretary resigned on Friday morning amid disagreement with President Donald Trump over the reported hiring of financier Anthony Scaramucci as the new White House communications director. And to nobody's surprise, the news set off a wave of tweets and memes about Spicer, marking the end of one of the most controversial and widely mocked press secretary tenures in recent memory.
You probably don't need to spill any tears for Spicer. The 45-year-old career GOP political aide enjoyed an enormous platform throughout his six months on the job, and although nothing's yet been announced, he's a virtual shoo-in to claim a media job if he wants one. Prior to Trump's victory in the 2016 presidential election, and the subsequent resignation of Trump campaign comms director Jason Miller, Spicer was a semi-regular presence on CNN, and it wouldn't be at all surprising to see him on TV screens again very soon.
But he won't be forgotten by all the people who sat through his press briefings and watched some of his, well, decidedly awkward and bizarre moments. Here are some of the best tweets and jokes making the rounds on social media right now.
1. The Best Tribute
2. Congratulations To Sean Spicer
3. More Guts Than Jeff Sessions
4. Sean Spicer Had The Largest Group Ever
5. A Man Of Principle
6. It Was A Tough Assignment
7. Thrown Under A Bus
8. So Much Quitting
9. Refusing To Watch Any Spicer Videos
10. Things Are Pretty Bad
11. Can't Wait To See Sean Spicer Waltz
12. Ain't Good Money
13. A Bit Less Seasoned
14. Leaving The White House
15. I Wonder...
16. Spicer's Most Outrageous Lie
17. I Don't Even Care
You can probably go ahead and hand Nancy Pelosi the award for the shortest, sweetest response to all this business. Given that she's leading the House Democratic minority amid an age of entirely Republican-controlled government, to say she has better things to do than worry about who's taking questions from the press corps is probably an understatement.
As for the future of the communications department, Scaramucci announced in his first public press conference on Friday that the White House press secretary job will be permanently taken over by Spicer's former deputy, Sarah Huckabee Sanders.