On Sunday night, former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer made a shocking appearance at the 69th annual Prime-time Emmy awards. After the show was over, Spicer spoke about one of his biggest regrets during his short time in the White House.

Spicer on crowd

Not long after Donald Trump defeated Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton last November, he started to put together the team that would surround him in the White House. While many of the names hired and nominated by the former host of "The Apprentice" came with controversy and baggage, the selection of Sean Spicer to be the new press secretary was one of the choices that received minimal criticism.

Spicer had previously worked for the Republican National Committee, and had been well respected by the party. Despite this, Spicer struggled out of the gate while working for Trump, which was evident after he made blatantly false statements about the size of the crowd that came to the see the new president for his inauguration. In the months that would follow, Spicer was unable to stay out of the headlines, receiving so much bad press that "Saturday Night Live" brought on actress Melissa McCarthy to play him on the program. After multiple blunders, Spicer was replaced over the summer by Sarah Huckabee Sanders, as he stayed out of the spotlight until his return to the Emmy Awards on Sunday night.

Elaborating further on the issue, Spicer spoke to the New York Times on September 18.

As Stephen Colbert ended his opening monologue as host of the Emmy Awards, Sean Spicer came on stage with a moving podium, similar to what was seen during the "SNL" sketch with Melissa McCarthy.

Spicer mocked the aforementioned inauguration crowd blunder, claiming that this year's Emmy's would be seen by more people than ever before. Following his appearance, Spicer admitted that he regretted his lie about the inauguration while speaking to the New York Times.


Spicer said he now regrets one of his most infamous moments as press secretary," the New York Times reports. The paper adds that Spicer's regret is in reference to "his decision to charge into the White House briefing room in January and criticize accurate news reports that Barack Obama’s inauguration crowd was bigger than President Donald J. Trump’s." When asked if he thought Donald Trump would be angry with his satirical performance at the Emmy's, he replied, "I certainly hope not."

Twitter reacts

While Sean Spicer appeared to have some fun at the Emmy Awards, not everyone was happy about his appearance and his regrets about working in the White House. "So, we are rewarding @seanspicer for lying through his teeth day after day in the name of the trump?

The Republican Party? It's not cute," Chelsea Handler tweeted.

"Spicer lied everyday to nullify the idea of objective truth.Don't let him off the hook bc he regrets his dumbest lie," Dan Pfeiffer added.

"A note to Sean Spicer and the other former Trump administration officials. Once you've sold your credibility, you don't just get it back," Randy Bryce noted.

"So @seanspicer is now making guest appearances on awards shows by invitation?

WTF Have u forgotten he too betrayed the people n lied daily," another Twitter user wrote. As the backlash continued, it showed that many Americans are not willing to forget Sean Spicer's time under Donald Trump anytime soon.