WATCH | Sean Spicer's distasteful comments about the Holocaust on Tuesday weren't the first time he's made headlines for his talking blunders.
January 21, 2017
The day after President Trump's inauguration, Spicer hit the ground running in his first White House press briefing. After tweets began to compare the size of Trump's inauguration crowds with that of President Obama's, Spicer adamantly declared that the white plastic covering on the National Mall gave the illusion that Trump's crowd size was much smaller than it actually was.
Here's the image he was referring to.
February 1, 2017
During Black History Month, Spicer said the contributions of black abolitionist leader Frederick Douglass "will become more and more." The use of the present tense befuddled reporters, who noted that Douglass passed in 1895.
February 9, 2017
When a reporter compared Spicer's press briefings to Trump's tweets, Spicer shot back: “You’re equating me addressing the nation here and a tweet. That’s the silliest thing I’ve ever heard.”
March 13, 2017
When President Trump infamously tweeted that President Obama had "wiretapped" him, Spicer said that the commander-in-chief meant "wiretapping" in terms of broader surveillance, not actually wiretapping.
Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my "wires tapped" in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 4, 2017
March 20, 2017
Amid the backlash of the resignation of Trump's National Security Adviser, Spicer distanced himself from the once top campaign adviser, saying he was only a "volunteer."
March 29, 2017
Spicer chided reporters for continuing to search for connections between Russia and Trump and his associates. He said, "If the president puts Russian salad dressing on his salad tonight, somehow that’s a Russian connection.”