Target: Sean Spicer, White House Press Secretary
Goal: Apologize for berating the press and lying to the American people.
Only a day after Donald Trump was inaugurated, his press secretary held a conference in which he berated the press, lied to the American people multiple times about the crowd size at Trump’s inauguration, and refused to take questions from the media. While his second appearance before the press was more measured, he refused to acknowledge his lies, or what Kellyanne Conway infamously described as “alternative facts.”
Spicer owes the media and the American people an apology. His defensive attitude was unbecoming of the White House Press Secretary, and his willingness to blatantly lie to the American people is frightening. If he will lie about something as trivial as crowd size, will he lie about policy, the economy and other vital matters of American politics?
Spicer’s lies were quickly disproved by the media, fact checkers and photographic evidence. The American people will not so willingly believe such falsehoods. Both they and the media deserve the truth. Spicer can never be trusted unless he apologizes for lying and explains why he chose to make such an unprecedented decision. Sign the petition and demand that Spicer publicly apologize to the American people.
Dear Mr. Spicer,
On your first full day as White House Press Secretary, you stood behind the podium in the White House Press Room and blatantly lied to the media and the American people about the crowd size at Donald Trump’s inauguration. You argued that his inauguration was the largest in history, “period,” despite factual and photographic evidence proving otherwise, and despite your own words only minutes before arguing that there were no concrete numbers.
While you said later it was not your intention to lie, you did just that and have yet to offer an apology. You demanded an apology from a reporter who printed an incorrect story about a bust of Martin Luther King, Jr. being removed from the Oval Office, yet you yourself cannot offer an apology to the American people for a much bigger mistake. If you lie about something as trivial as crowd size, how can you be a reliable liaison between the president and the American public when it comes to matters like policy and economics? I demand that you apologize to the American people for in an effort to regain our trust.
[Your Name Here]
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