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White House press secretary Sean Spicer walks from the West Wing of White House, in Washington, Tuesday, May 9, 2017, to speak to reporters. President Donald Trump abruptly fired FBI Director Comey on May 9, 2017, ousting the nation's top law enforcement official in the midst of an investigation into whether Trump's campaign had ties to Russia's election meddling. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Sean Spicer actually hid in the bushes to avoid questions about James Comey's firing


No, seriously. 

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer was on his way back from an interview with Fox Business but didn't want to be intercepted by a throng of reporters eager to pepper him with questions about the sudden firing of former FBI Director James Comey, The Washington Post reported

So what did Spicer do? The only natural thing, of course. 

He hopped behind a bush and waited for the reporters to go away. 

Spicer did eventually emerge from the bushes, but only after an executive assistant from the press office, Janey Montesi, told the reporters that Spicer would answer questions, but only if they didn't film him. 

"Just turn the lights off. Turn the lights off," Spicer said to the reporters. "We'll take care of this. ... Can you just turn that light off?"

Spicer stood with reporters in the dark for 10 minutes, taking questions about the circumstances of Comey's firing.

And of course, Twitter had some fun with the notion. 

Social media pointed out Spicer's odd run of recent events. 

What's more, Spicer won't be attending his press briefing on Wednesday.

Instead, Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will be taking over. Sanders conducted her first press briefing ever last week.

With Sanders stepping in, Spicer won't be subjected to taking questions concerning Comey's departure in a more formal setting. 

White House communications director Mike Dubke said Spicer's absence from Wednesday's briefing was "previously scheduled." 

Spicer, who has served in the Navy Reserves for nearly two decades, will be on duty at the Pentagon for the rest of the week, Dubke said.

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