Sean Spicer

Spicy Emmys


Even though every Trump sycophant scumbag will be replaced by another Trump sycophant scumbag after they’re fired, I still want them fired. It will be an endless cycle of firing and hiring scumbags. Sean Spicer, Steve Bannon, Anthony Scaramucci, Michael Flynn, Stephen Miller, etc. have all been fired and replaced with brand new scumbags. Eventually, every scumbag who is currently on the Trump payroll will be fired and replaced with a new scumbag. Even Jared and Ivanka will be fired at some point and will be replaced by new scumbags.

If nothing else, this constant mayhem and chaos in the White House will obstruct Donald Trump from screwing up the nation. The one thing I don’t want for the newly unemployed scumbags is to normalize the behavior they engaged in while they were taxpayer-funded scumbags.

Sean Spicer’s very first press briefing consisted of nothing except petty lies about Trump’s inauguration crowd size. Other than Trump having a very tiny penis, why was this the most important issue on the very first day of the Trump administration?

On Sunday night at the Emmy awards, Spicy made a cameo to engage in a little self-deprecating humor where he joked about how the Emmy crowd size would be the largest in Emmy history (which is probably more important than any crowd Trump has generated). The audience was totally surprised when Stephen Colbert brought him out, and mouths were hanging wide open.

Afterward, he got to hang out with the beautiful elite people, shake hands, share jokes, and pose for photographs. On Monday morning, he told The New York Times he regretted that first press briefing and for criticizing the media over their accurate reporting over the crowd size. Well golly gee whiz, we’re all good now. Let’s have him over to the party, have some punch, exchange phone numbers, make a lunch date, let him pet the dog.

No. Let’s not.

Last week, Spicer went on Jimmy Kimmel’s show. Kimmel provided a forum for Donald Trump to look like a human being where Jimmy got to mess up his hair days before the election. He allowed the same for Spicer (the normalizing…not the hair thing). Spicer didn’t apologize and explain himself during his chit-chat with Jimmy. He also talked about how much it bothered him that his integrity was questioned. Really? You lie to the American people and denigrate our greatest freedom and you wonder why your integrity was questioned. I’m not questioning Sean Spicer’s integrity. That’s because he doesn’t have any.

Spicer’s “integrity” didn’t prevent him from lying about stuff he knew wasn’t true, and then scold those who were pointing out the truth.

Sean Spicer didn’t just lie about crowd sizes. He lied about blocking Muslims from entering this nation. He supported Trump’s lie about Obama wiretapping Trump Tower. He lied about “millions of illegals” voting. He lied about the Russians meeting at Trump Tower and how it was all about adoptions. He even lied about Hitler. The Hitler lie was the only one he had apologized for.

During this six-month-long bullshitpalooza, Spicer berated the press. He called them “fake news.” He told a female reporter to stop “shaking her head” while he was lying. He supported Trump’s campaign against American journalism and his description of journalists as “enemies of the American people.”

Sean Spicer is complicit, and he brought his own degrading style to the shit-show that is the Trump administration. Just because he’s been kicked out of that party isn’t a good reason to invite to your party.

Shame on Hollywood for normalizing this shit. Shame on the talk show hosts who spent months helping explain just how abnormal this corrupt train wreck is, to suddenly turn around and normalize it. Shame on Jimmy Kimmel for having Spicer on his show and for being so gentle with him. Shame on Seth Myers for palling around with Spicer at the Emmys and doing the photo-op thing. And most of all, shame on Stephen Colbert for including Spicer in his Emmy routine. A couple of these comedians are people who I enjoy watching, and I will again in the future, but I’m not going to forget what they did Sunday night.

Sure, it’s cute to see Spicer downgraded to impersonating Melissa McCarthy’s impersonation of him. The big difference is, McCarthy’s performance is funny and was an impersonation more genuine than Sean Spicer’s press briefings. What isn’t cute is Hollywood elites normalizing Sean Spicer’s normalizing of this entire Trump disaster. Donald Trump doesn’t respect this nation or the freedom our Constitution guarantees. Sean Spicer is complicit with this. Those who were critics of this don’t need to be complicit too.

Correction: I was just alerted that it was Jimmy FALLON who messed up Trump’s hair, not Jimmy Kimmel. Are we sure they’re not the same Jimmy?

Another update: Stephen Miller has NOT left the administration. I was thinking of Sebastian Gorka. Are were sure they’re not the same Nazi?

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But We Do Have Whoppers


With the resignation of Sean Spicer as White House Press Secretary comes great sadness. First, I’m really sad I won’t have as many (if any) opportunities to draw him in the future. I was having fun making fun of the absurd stuff this guy said. It was also a challenge to make something more absurd than the Spicy reality. This shit ain’t easy.

Second, I’m sad for all of us as we won’t have Melissa McCarthy’s impersonation of Spicer on Saturday Night Live anymore. That’s truly depressing.

I do wonder how people like Spicer, Kellyanne Conway, and even someone who previously had a respectable reputation, like H.R. McMaster will find credibility or employment in the future.

Donald Trump took a break from obsessing over Hillary Clinton and plotting how he’ll obstruct Robert Mueller’s investigation to shove Spicer aside for Anthony Scaramucci, who was hired as Communications Director. Spicer’s deputy, Sarah Huckabee Sanders will take over his job.

Spicer had spent the past six months degrading and humiliating himself for Trumpism. His very first press briefing was all about fictional crowd sizes which left journalists and everyone with a working brain in shock. Was this how the new administration would conduct itself? Would we now have a White House that pushed aside the nation’s business to focus on the president’s fragile ego which needs to be propped up by total utter bullshit? Yep!

Things got worse for Spicer as he scored spectacular ratings while becoming a national laughingstock. He claimed that Hitler never gassed his own people. He once excluded CNN, The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Politico, and Buzzfeed from a press gaggle. He would often start briefings by calling on conservative “news” sources over actual news sources. He had a fondness for using props as if they would make ridiculous statements, actions, and claims reasonable. He once mentioned a terrorist attack in Atlanta that never happened. He accused Buzzfeed of attacking Jesus Christ. He used the White House podium to attack Nordstrom for dropping Ivanka’s clothing line. There was the time he told reporter April Ryan to stop shaking her head as he was citing bogus information. Finally, there was the time he hid from reporters in the bushes. For me, it was really hard to top cartoonish behavior with cartoons.

A few people feel bad for Spicer as he would humiliate himself and often was conducting the briefings for one viewer, the president. Trump would force Spicer to lie and back up dubious claims, and then would contradict his Press Secretary’s statements the next day. But Spicer chose to work for a narcissistic ass-clown. He chose to peddle crap and nonsense.

Trump was reportedly unhappy with Spicer, insulted his clothing, turned the cameras off for the briefings, and thought it reflected poorly on Spicer that SNL had a woman portray him. The biggest insult came during a foreign trip when Trump sent Spicer back to the states early which prevented the devout Catholic from meeting the Pope. By the way, Sean, the Bible is against lying.

Hiring Scaramucci was apparently the one indignity Spicer refused to take. The move was a statement that Trump had little use for Spicer and the move came as a complete surprise.

Trump denies he ever asked James Comey for his loyalty, but it’s something he does keep expecting from people. He’s made crowds swear a loyalty pledge to him, he’s whined about disloyal Republicans, and conducted a cabinet meeting where every member lavished praise on the president. He thinks the Attorney General should be loyal to the president before the nation. Scaramucci started his first day pledging loyalty and “love” to Trump. People who are loyal to Trump need to pay attention to how he returns it.

Spicer was loyal to Trump. Sessions and Chris Christie have been loyal to Trump as well. Trump has shown when he’s done with people that he’s very comfortable discarding them.

Donald Trump betrays those who are loyal to him. He expects it, but he doesn’t return it. In time, he will betray every Trump sycophant who voted for him and still believes he’s making America great again.

When Trump betrays you and leaves you out in the cold, or the bushes, I’ll give you the same treatment I’m giving Sean. I’ll draw a cartoon about you.

Remember, just like Sean, you chose to humiliate and degrade yourself.

Creative note: Two days later and I realize that I forgot to sign this cartoon.

I want to thank everyone who has donated in the past. Your support helps me continue creating cartoons and columns with a little less stress in my life. Between competing syndicates with much larger resources, timid editors, and Trump supporters who attempt to intimidate the editors who do publish anything that criticizes their idol, it’s a challenge to make a career out of this. So your support (if you can) is appreciated. Want to help me continue to create cartoons and keep doing what I’m doing (pissing off conservatives)? Look to the right of this page and make a donation through PayPal. Every $40 donation will receive a signed print. All donations will receive my eternal gratitude.

Off-Camera Baby In The Corner


To explain why the White House has started holding press briefings “off camera,” the very svelte Steve Bannon said, “Sean got fatter.”  While Spicy is indeed a chunky monkey, nobody actually believes Bannon’s hypocritical fat-shaming explanation.

Every president’s administration battles with the press. While Bill Clinton and Barack Obama had their issues with the media, Republicans use it as a campaign tactic. Both Bush administrations would print up bumper stickers which read “annoy the media. Vote Republican.” The media doesn’t care who you vote for.

The press has always had low approval ratings because people don’t like the bearers of bad news, or any news that conflicts with what they believe and wants to hear. Donald Trump and his collection of sycophants have gone beyond using the press as an opposition, and have fully labeled them as the “enemy of the American people.” Republicans love the Constitution, except for that pesky First Amendment thingy.

Not content with describing legitimate news outlets as “fake news” delivering hoaxes, Trump’s team is now conducting White House press briefings off camera. While they’re allowing audio, they’re not allowing the press to deliver that in real time. They have to wait until the briefing is over before they can play it for their audience. How lovely.

Trump’s biggest grudges are with The New York Times, The Washington Post, and CNN. The Times and Post have both been on a tear lately with their investigative reporting on Trump’s campaign and their involvement with Russia. It’s not “fake news” that both newspapers circulations have risen since the election of the man who hates news. When it comes to the press briefings, they’re shunning CNN’s Jim Acosta. They haven’t allowed him to ask a question for several weeks, or at least they won’t answer them. His question “Why don’t we turn the cameras on?” went unanswered. Sean Spicer pretended he didn’t hear the question and moved on to another reporter.

On Tuesday, deputy spokesgoon Sarah Huckabee Sanders went on a rant about news organizations reporting, again, “fake news.” She brought up a recent incident where CNN had to retract a story on the Russia investigation and three of their journalists resigned over the transgression. What she and other conservatives don’t understand is that’s how an actual news organization handles a mistake. How many people have resigned from Fox News or Breitbart over false reports, which are published on their outlets quite frequently.

The White House spokespeople complain about fake news and lies, yet Spicer’s very first press briefing, where he didn’t take any questions, was only about Trump’s bogus crowd sizes. This administration has leaked information anonymously and has retweeted and promoted false information from right-wing news outlets. They’re like your crazy tinfoil-hat wearing uncle who complains about the “lame-stream media,” yet shares links on Facebook to Breitbart and Infowars.

Brian Karem, executive editor of Sentinel Newspapers in Maryland took Huckabee to task for her comments about the press.
Karem said: “Come on, you’re inflaming everybody right here, right now, with those words. This administration has done that as well. Why in the name of heaven — any one of us are replaceable, and any one of us, if we don’t get it right, the audience has the opportunity to turn the channel or not read us.

You have been elected to serve for four years at least. There is no option other than that. We’re here to ask you questions. You’re here to provide the answers. And what you just did is inflammatory to people all over the country who look at it and say, “See, once again, the president is right and everybody else out here is fake media.” And everybody out here is only trying to do their job.”

Sanders responded calmly and said, “I think if anything has been inflamed, it’s the dishonesty that often takes place by the news media.” And then she asked the press to watch a video and described it, “There’s a video circulating now — whether it’s accurate or not, I don’t know — but I would encourage everybody in this room, and frankly everybody across this country, to take a look at it.”  Yes, she did that with a straight face.

I do appreciate Mr. Karem’s defense of the media, but to be fair, he does have a blemish on his journalistic record that I take personally as it was an insult to what I do.

In 2015 his newspaper published plagiarized cartoons. These cartoons weren’t copied or redrawn by his “cartoonist,” who I had never heard of before this was reported. These cartoons were published with the art from the original creators, but the text was changed along with the artists’ signature. Mr. Karem pulled the cartoons off his site but I’m not aware if he fired the guy. The two failings for Mr. Karem in this instance is that he didn’t notice that the cartoonist’s supposed drawing style was changing from week to week (depending on which cartoonist he was ripping off), and that he allowed a cartoonist to work anonymously. Editorial cartoonists need to subscribe to the same ethics and expectations of all journalists. I don’t accept any exceptions, ever. Neither should newspaper editors.

Unlike the Sentinel and Mr. Karem, CNN hires real artists. In fact, they sent their courtroom reporter, William Hennessy to live draw Monday’s press briefing. As you can see here, Mr. Hennessy is a real artist.

I would offer my services but the subjects will come out cartoony. However, I believe I would accurately describe the situation.

Creative notes: No, I didn’t trace Mr. Hennessy’s work. Feel free to compare. I did copy and attempted to emulate his style. I deviated from the scratchy technique to draw Spicer in his bib and diapers. It had to look like Clay Jones drew something in the cartoon. By the way, Hennessy’s work is FANTASTIC and I have the greatest respect for courtroom sketch artist. But, I think my depiction of Sean Spicer is better. What do you think?

It’s really hard being a one-man syndicate when editors (who receive death threats from Trump supporters) are afraid of cartoons with opinions, while I’m also competing against other syndicates with dozens of cartoonists (who offer lots of right-wing cartoons and the kind without any opinions). So your support (if you can) is appreciated. Want to help me continue to create cartoons and keep doing what I’m doing (pissing off conservatives)? Look to the right of this page and make a donation through PayPal. Every $50 donation will receive a signed print. All donations will receive my eternal gratitude.



When asked if the public should be concerned that the president sent out an incomprehensible tweet, Sean Spicer said no. I disagree. The public should be very concerned that the president might have suffered an aneurysm in mid-tweet.

Sean Spicer is literally defending gibberish. There’s been an aspect of Baghdad Bob to Spicy since he debuted last January. Take his recent description of Trump’s first foreign trip as “Truly an extraordinary week…” “Historic turning point…” “The president’s historic speech…” “A historic event…” That’s some serious Baghdad Bobbing.

But that tweet. What was that? Did the president, who brags about how little sleep he needs, crash in the middle of a sentence? Did he change his mind? Did he butt tweet? Is he insane? Was he tackled by his lawyers? Was it a secret code to the Russians or maybe to tell his staff to shred everything? Did Sarah Palin hijack his Twitter account? Did Dan Quayle ever figure out how to spell “potato?”

Shortly after midnight on Wednesday morning, the president tweeted “despite the constant negative press covfefe.” And then we waited. And waited. And waited. The entire nation, and world was left scratching their heads wondering what in the hell is “covfefe.” How do you pronounce it? What was the man, who tells us he has the “best words,” trying to say?

The tweet was deleted shortly after 6:00 a.m. and replaced with “Who can figure out the true meaning of ‘covfefe’ ??? Enjoy!” That’s the narcissistic way of saying “I meant to do that.”

The reality being that Sean Spicer’s job is to defend a narcissist (one symptom is they never make mistakes or apologize), he gave another stupid and ridiculous answer to defend the president. Instead of saying something like the president is human and made a boo-boo, they had to spin it. If this was a White House that could laugh at themselves we’d probably all chuckle along and then move on with our lives and focus on more serious stuff, like bombs in Kabul.

But no. Spicy had to say the president meant to send that tweet and….this is where he goes all Baghdad Bobby….“a small group of people know exactly what he meant.” Who are these people? If they actually exist do they have their own secret language? Are they orange? This answer was given during an audio-only press briefing. They didn’t want to defend this crap on camera. If this administration lies about the harmless little things then you know they’ll never tell the truth about the really big important stuff.

“Trump White House” is fast becoming an entry people don’t want at the top of their resumes. Sean Spicer gets to add the job skills of defending “imaginary crowd sizes,” “late-night tantrums,” “fake facts,” “Hitler’s use of chemical weapons,” and “gibberish.” He can keep a straight face while reporters laugh at him while he’s telling them to stop shaking their heads.

He’s also good at stepping in covfefe.

Creative notes and other stuff: Sometimes when I title these blogs I’m concerned that I may have used the title previously. That wasn’t a concern with this entry. I’m fairly certain I have never used “covfefe” in any aspect of my life before.

Also, it’s my birthday. Isn’t that a bitch? As you get older your birthday usually approaches like a slow crawling storm cloud that you know will eventually hit. This one really sneaked up on me. I think it was two days ago when someone said something and I was like “oh shit.” Birthdays, at least mine, have gone from celebrating myself to being a much larger measurement of time. I don’t really look back on all the private and personal stuff over the year as much as I do with all the work stuff. I’m amazed that an issue I covered a year ago doesn’t seem that long ago, or that some of those issues are still issues. We still have Trump. He’s still an idiot.

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That’s A Spicy History Lesson


Even I’m starting to feel a little sorry for Sean Spicer. You know you had a bad day when there’s a Twitter hashtag that’s a combination of your name and “Hitler.”

Why else would I feel bad for Spicer? First off, Spicer has to face 200 reporters on a daily basis and explain policies for an administration that doesn’t have any policies, or that changes them on a daily basis. He has to lie, make up a lot of crap, and argue stupid positions like crowd sizes. Then there’s the fact he’s speaking to an audience of one.

But the biggest reason I feel sorry for Spicer is that he’s just not good at his job. The man can’t get names straight or enunciate. Everyone fudges something up while speaking, me especially, but speaking well is kinda important if your official title is “spokesperson.” So you need to learn to speak well, or in Sean’s case, talk good.

From “Malcolm Trumble” to “Joe Trudeau” or referring to Bashar al-Assad as “Asher” or “Ashad” or “Alashar” or “Alaseer,” Spicy mumbles names. It’s so bad that the Sydney Morning Herald has created a “Spicer-ize name generator.”  Mine would be “Claypole Jonesy.” But seriously, Sydney is in Australia (in case you’re a Trump voter and didn’t know that). We’ve sunk so low that the Australians are cracking on us (That dig was for you, Joe)?

He’s called the Presidential Daily Briefing the “PBD.” Get your acronym’s right, buddy. At least he didn’t refer to them as “PBJs.” When speaking of the terrorist attack in Orlando, he confused it with Atlanta. But yesterday may be his worst one yet when he referred to Hitler’s gas chambers as “Holocaust Centers.”

What the hell? Hitler used gas chambers to execute millions of Jews. They were not “Holocaust Centers.” That sounds like a place you’d go to get your Holocaust license.

And of course an even bigger mistake was defending Hitler, and not just on any normal bad day for defending Hitler. Spicy defended Hitler during Passover.

Spicer was trying to describe how bad al-Assad is for using chemical weapons on his own people by saying it was something Hitler didn’t do. Except Hitler did exactly that and by the millions. Spicer tried to backtrack and say Hitler didn’t drop bombs on his own population…but yeah. That doesn’t make it better. And there were German Jews who were victims of the Holocaust, Spicy. You know, German Jews…Jews from Germany…where Hitler was chancellor….which is the leader of Germany….so German Jews were his people. Hello? Is this thing on?

Here’s the thing: Don’t use Hitler equations! Especially if you’re in the Trump administration where you have alt-righties on staff and a president who retweets Nazis. Just don’t do it. Oh, and here’s another thing Hitler did: He coordinated with the Russians before he betrayed them. At least Trump was nice enough to call them and let them know what time and where the bombs would drop. Poland never got that courtesy.

Spicer did man up and apologize for his “no gassing” and “Holocaust Centers” comments. He sent out a statement attempting to explain his mouth tragedy. Actually, he sent out four. He couldn’t land the apology. He then went on several news shows to explain and Wolf Blitzer actually asked him if he was aware that Hitler killed Jews in the Holocaust.

The people who live with me probably think I’m laughing while watching The Simpsons, not CNN. Get some Trump people on the news and that shit’s just hilarious.

Creative note: I originally tweeted the “little tiny mustache” statement. It got such a response that I regretted tweeting it and wished I had saved it for a cartoon. Often when I tweet out a smart-ass comment someone will use it for a cartoon or a meme. So all cartoon ideas I keep to myself until the cartoon is published. Today I thought “eh, screw it.” So if you see anyone else use this, they’re a bloody thief. Do me a solid and go kick them in the goober. Thanks.

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Cooties And Nepotism


It’s not just monarchs who appoint family members to government positions. Rogue nations and fascist governments do it too. Take a look at North Korea. Except there your cousin’s job performance evaluation might get you a firing squad.

Now I doubt any Trump family members will face firing squads. Maybe an ex-wife. But this business of doling out posts to his kids is insanity. It’s ridiculous for a world leader to visit the White House and be forced to sit between Donald and his little princess.

I know it’s probably fun to go all Violet Beauregarde and get whatever you want. Daddy, I want a pony. Daddy, I want a chocolate factory. Daddy, I want an Oompa Loompa. Well, Ivanka, you already have an Oompa Loompa so you don’t need an office next to the oval one.

Ivanka and her husband and White House senior adviser, Jared (who owns one of my client newspapers), are worth at least $740 million. Neither has separated themselves from their businesses, like Donald. They’re not escaping conflicts of interest. I’m not comfortable with just trusting them.

I would like for the people in the White House to be there because they’re qualified, not because they’re related or married into it. But then again, I can’t think of anyone currently working in the White House who is qualified to be there.

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Shaking With Spicy


A lot of journalists have pity and sympathy for White House Spokesman Sean Spicer. He has to be confronted by the national press corps on a daily basis and defend lies and crazy crap.

Sure. You can have some sympathy for people who work for Donald Trump. You’re surrounded by a lot of creepy people. But it’s probably not so much of a problem if you’re a creeper yourself. No one with any personal ethics or morals would be willing to work for Donald Trump.

I don’t have any sympathy for Spicer. Nobody is forcing him to give up his dignity for this horse shit. His very first press conference only covered the size of the inauguration, and the entire ordeal was lie after lie. It was a litany of bullshit. That’s all we’ve had ever since.

When asked who cleared Congressman Devin Nunes (chairman of the committee investigating Trump’s connections with Russia) to enter the White House, Spicer acted as if he was totally ignorant on the procedure for entering the White House. He gave this performance from inside the White House. It’s not like just anyone without any good reason can walk into the…oh never mind. I’ve forgotten about the knuckleheads who are there presently.

During Tuesday’s presser Sean Spicer denied that the White House sought to block former-acting attorney general Sally Yates from testifying before Nunes’ committee. This despite The Washington Post having the letters that proved the Trump administration did indeed seek to block her from testifying (this is why you need to subscribe to a real newspaper, people).

During the press conference Spicer lost his cool and went after American Urban Radio Networks reporter April Ryan. He disagreed with her assessment that Trump has a Russia problem. He said they didn’t, and that the press “has the Russia problem” and during this exchange, he told Ryan to stop shaking her head.

First off, you do have a Russia problem. An FBI, Congressional, and Senate investigations says so. Plus, everyone in your administration has some weird tie to Russian diplomats, ambassadors, oligarchs, and gangsters. Second, how dare you talk down to an adult working in a professional capacity like that. This is the White House press room, not kindergarten. It’s not her job to pander to you.

Some compared Spicer’s treatment of Ryan, who is black, to the ludicrous racist crap Fox News talking head Bill O’Reilly did the other day. While airing footage of Representative Maxine Waters he compared her hair to a James Brown wig. His defense that it wasn’t racist is that he likes James Brown. Also, according to conservative logic you’re not a racist if your jam is “When Doves Cry.” All that racist crap makes conservatives feel good.

Unlike O’Reilly, Spicer wasn’t being racist. He was simply being a dick. He’s treated everyone in the press corps like that except for correspondents for outlets like Breitbart.

Another great line that came out of the presser was when Spicer said “If the president puts Russian salad dressing on his salad tonight, somehow that’s a Russian connection.” I seriously doubt the president eats salads.

Hey look. I made it through a post about Sean Spicer without referencing The Thompson Twins’ “Lies, Lies, Lies, Yeah.” Oh crap.

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Spicy Diss Of Brits


Proving to the world that not everyone in the Trump administration is entirely inept, White House spokesliar Sean Spicer pulls off a daily display of bullshitting and chewing gum at the same time.

Spicer told The Washington Post that he chews, and swallows, two and a half packs of Orbit Cinnamon-flavored gum every day before noon. This guy swallows five packs of gum a day? Do you realize how much that has to clog up your system? We might need to start cutting Spicy a little slack because you’d be belligerent, hostile, and a little dense too if you hadn’t pooped in seven years.

Sean Spicer continued to double down on the lie that President Obama wiretapped the phones in Trump Tower by stating that the former president had British operatives do the deed. Their source? Some wingnut commentator for Fox News.

Trump passed the buck to Fox News also and it was during his press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. His defense is that it’s not his claim and he’s just repeating what he’s heard, not passing opinion. No, Donald. You did pass opinion when you referred to Obama as “sick” and that “a lawyer could make a great case out of the fact that President Obama was tapping my phones in October, just prior to Election!”

British intelligence normally won’t comment on wild conspiracy theories but they debunked this one. A British security official said “totally untrue and quite frankly absurd. What I’d really like to do is give that wanker Yank a swift kick to his bottom.” I might have made up that last sentence.

Do you know who else rarely debunks wild crazy hoaxes and conspiracy theories? Fox News, and even they knocked this one down. Fox News anchor Shepard Smith went on the air and said “Fox News knows of no evidence of any kind that the now-president of the United States was surveilled at any time, any way. Normally we’re fine with all sorts of shit and lies but even we can’t stomach this one.” And I might have made up that last sentence too.

This may bolster Fox’s credibility a bit but hurt them in the Trump love department. Trump loves him some Fox News.

This is getting embarrassing. When Trump was a candidate he was only embarrassing himself. Later as the nominee he was shaming an entire party. Now that he’s elected and representing our nation to the world he’s making all of us look like dumbasses.

Everyone is wrong at some point. Sometimes it’s a doozy and you have to eat it with an apology and retraction. It can hurt your pride and ego. I’ve found that anytime I’ve been proven wrong that admitting it, and apologizing when necessary, is pretty easy after the fact. You get to move on with your life and maintain a bit of credibility. It makes you a big person. Donald Trump is incapable of doing that.

Retracting and admitting you’re wrong is one thing. Cleaning up a lie is a bit harder. But Trump and his goons aren’t just working for themselves. They’re working for this nation, even for people who didn’t vote for them. Admitting when you’re wrong, and apologizing to our most important ally, the United Kingdom, isn’t about your personal ego anymore. You need to do what’s best for the country you swore to defend and protect. Not go out and make things worse.

Making things worse and embarrassing us is what Trump does. During his meeting with Merkel, the leader of the free world since Obama left office, Trump refused to shake her hand during the photo-op. Later during their press conference he carried on his wiretapping nonsense and said it was at least the one thing he had in common with Merkel, that Obama had wiretapped both of them.

Trump, you have nothing in common with Angela Merkel.

Trump is a disgrace to the United States. It was on a wider display when he’s before the cameras with the most powerful leader in Europe. That means an even larger international audience than usual is watching out of concern, interest, and sheer morbid curiosity. On Friday he displayed to the entire world just what sort of ridiculous asshole he can be.

He showed his ass to the world and now the entire planet is confused on just how to deal and work with this absurd reality TV personality who doesn’t understand that being president isn’t a reality show. It’s reality.

Creative stuff: I really loved drawing this one. I love Austin Powers, well the first movie anyway. He’s almost as ridiculous as Sean Spicer. The difference is Austin Powers fought Dr. Evil. Sean Spicer works for him.

I took a little creative license with the gum. Spicy chews cinnamon and I made it blue here instead of red. Expect more cartoonists to start drawing gum in his mouth now. I’m a trendsetter, baby. I already got them drawing tape on Trump’s ties. Yeah, I’m claiming to be the first to put that feature into a cartoon.

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Children In The White House


The press has a long tradition of respecting the privacy of children in the White House. They laid off Amy Carter (who I went to high school with for a year), Chelsea Clinton, the Bush twins, and Sasha and Malia Obama.

Many in the public, including celebrities, radio talk show hosts, and other politicians haven’t given the same respect.

During the Clinton presidency Rush Limbaugh compared 12-year-old Chelsea to a dog. Racists commenting on Fox News’ website went after Malia Obama after she was accepted into Harvard. A GOP staffer was forced to resign when she wrote that the Obama girls dressed like they were going to a bar. That same staffer was probably silent when the Bush twins were caught underage drinking in an actual bar. I’m sure you’ve seen all the Haterade if you’re on social media.

One of my conservative friends and cartooning colleagues says he never saw one conservative attack the Obama girls. Of course he’s a liar. That crap lands on every Obama posts he’s ever made (same guy spent the weekend calling all the women who marched last Saturday fat and ugly). How does someone like that not see it?

During the transition Rosie O’Donnell made a comment that Barron Trump could be autistic. She said she wasn’t trying to attack him but it’s still a place where she shouldn’t go. Autism is nothing to be ashamed of but it’s a private matter left to the family to disclose, if true. Funny thing, Trump never tweeted outrage about that slight.

After the inauguration a writer for Saturday Night Live tweeted that Barron Trump would be the first home-schooled shooter. She later deleted that tweet and was indefinitely suspended from SNL. SNL won’t miss her if she’s only contributing that type of humor.

You have to leave the kids alone, even if their last name is Trump. Politicians love to drag their kids out for photo ops and commercials and that’s fine. It changes a bit when you give them lines reading attacks and insults on another politician, like Ted Cruz did with his daughters. But Ted Cruz is the creepiest man alive so that kinda goes with the territory. Phoniest man alive too which is why his outrage when cartoonist Ann Telnaes lampooned the spot was obviously scripted.

While respecting the privacy of children, we need to watch out how these politicians, like Cruz, will use them. Cruz put them in an ad with lines and then used his outrage for a fundraiser. These are people with low morals and they’ve already proven they’ll make anything up and ignore what they’ve done in the past.

Which is why the two other children currently in the White House needs to be taken to task and held accountable. Kids say the darndest things and they can get away with it. It’s cute when they say “pasghetti.” It’s not cute when an adult says “pasghetti,” or when they scold the media, issue veiled threats, lie, and then say their obvious lies were just “alternative facts.”

Donald Trump will say anything and he’s hired people to sell his lies. Everyone spins. Trump lies. Whether it’s Muslims in New Jersey celebrating 9/11 (he claimed he saw that), Obama’s birtherism, Ted Cruz’s dad being in on killing JFK, or the latest about crowd size, and now that millions of illegals voted which is why he lost the popular vote.

Trump’s alternative reality isn’t reality. It’s not fitting for a president and it can’t be allowed to slide.

It appears the daily White House briefings are going to be difficult. Sean Spicer’s first two questions were from Trump friendly news sources (one had written an anti-Hillary book, and the other was from a pro-life outfit). We’re going to have briefings with daily lies and then Kellyanne Conway will take to the airwaves to double down on those lies.

Do you see why it’s difficult for me to find subjects other than Trump?

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Alternative Facts


The Trump administration’s first day in office was a remarkable one. Not remarkable with accomplishments or in uniting the country. It was remarkable in absurdity.

Trump did manage to bring a historic crowd to Washington, D.C. Not the crowd for his inauguration. The crowd that assembled Saturday which brought over 500,000 people to the nation’s capital to protest the Trump administration. The Women’s march brought over a million people together in every major American city, in all 50 states, and in 32 nations. There was even a march in Antarctica. Trump, that means a lot of people don’t like you.

While the march was going on outside the Trump team decided to ignore it. Trump visited the CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia and that’s where the day’s propaganda campaign against the press began.

Trump brought a team to applaud him during his speech at the CIA. He claimed he has the greatest respect for the CIA and it was the media distorting the facts and perpetuating a myth that he’s feuding with our nation’s intelligence agencies. He didn’t bring up the fact that just a couple of weeks ago he compared the CIA to Nazis. Trump also claimed that the crowd for his inauguration was the largest in U.S. history.

Later in the day the Trump team announced that White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer would hold a press briefing. It started an hour later than originally announced. Anyone who’s ever watched a press briefing from the White House knows that after the Press Secretary gives the briefing that he’ll take questions from the press. Sean Spicer is no Josh Earnest, Obama’s last Press Secretary.

Spicer started the briefing by complaining about Time magazine reporting that a bust of Martin Luther King, Jr. had been removed from the Oval Office. The report was a mistake which the reporter owned up to and apologized for. Spicer tweeted that the apology was accepted. He forgot about that tweet as he engaged in a diatribe about the injustice of the report. He didn’t stop there. He then went into a tirade over the press reporting the crowd for the inauguration was smaller than Obama’s 2009 inauguration. He claimed the press were lying despite the photographic proof. He said the administration will hold the press accountable, which was a thinly-veiled threat.

Spicer’s briefing only lasted about six minutes and he refused to take any questions.

On Sunday Kellyanne Conway was interviewed by Chuck Todd on MSNBC, where as usual she refused to actually answer any questions and engaged in distractions and deflections. The part that raised everyone’s eyebrows was when she said Sean Spicer was using “alternative facts.”

What are “alternative facts?”, you might ask? Oh, those are lies. Facts are facts. Anything that are not facts are lies and propaganda. Ask Joseph Goebbels who wrote the playbook the Trump is lifting from. She also claimed that Trump’s inauguration had the highest ratings ever, which was another “alternative fact.” Obama’s 2009 inauguration had more than Trump’s, and the highest overall belong to Ronald Reagan. Sorry, Ms. Conway. But at least she’s living up to the first three letters in her last name.

There are three goals with this propaganda campaign from Team Trump.

The first goal is to sugar coat Trump’s huge ego. Ratings and numbers are very important to him. I don’t believe we’ve ever had a president get upset over ratings or crowd size in the past. We’ve definitely never had one talk about his penis at a debate before Trump.

The second goal is to distract the public and press’ attention from real issues. When they scream about ridiculous stuff like ratings and crowd numbers we stop asking the real questions like “what are you going to replace Obamacare with?” and “are you currently engaging in corruption?”

Finally the third goal is to build the public’s distrust of the press and among Trump’s strongest supporters, it’s working. They do this by gaslighting, which is a form of manipulation through persistent denial, misdirection, contradiction, and lying in an attempt to destabilize and delegitimize a target (I got that definition from Wikipedia). Destroying the credibility of the press allows the Trump team to lay out their “alternative facts” with the public believing them and not trusting the press when they ask questions or engage in fact checking.

The press already has low approval with the public and it has been that way for a long time, so Trump has a head start. Trump wants the public to trust him, not the news organizations. In the future he will continue to exert pressure on the press, fill the briefings with friendly conservative news outlets that worship Trump, punish reporters for doing their jobs, and move the press entirely out of the White House. He’ll reward those who cooperate like good puppies. Their hope, which won’t come true, is that the press will cave into pressure from the public and ease up on the administration. If that happens then the most dastardly and illegal stuff they can get away with.

The pressure is real. It’s even hitting a tadpole of journalism such as myself.

For months I’ve had prospective clients tell me they can’t use my work, even though an editor will like it, because Trump fans won’t allow it. I’ve lost a few newspapers here and there over my Trump cartoons. I’m still receiving emails from clients concerned that I draw a lot of cartoons on Trump and they tell me readers are outraged and threatening them. I expect to lose a client this week actually.

One of the ideas of self-syndicating my work to newspapers is that nobody tells me what I can and can’t draw. I refuse to cave into financial pressure and change how I choose topics. Those editors aren’t wrong as the pressure they face is financial. A newspaper’s objective is to make a profit. I do need to cover issues other than Trump, and I do when they occur and I just really get tired of Trump for a day.

I don’t draw a Trump cartoon just to do one. I don’t draw one to insult him without it involving an actual issue. The problem is that there’s a new Trump issue every day. The guy can’t stop. He is a serious threat, not just to me and the rest of the press, but to the entire nation. When the press falls democracy quickly follows.

The one problem Trump has to figure out is that he’s not just president to those who voted for him. He’s everyone’s president, whether they or he likes it or not. He needs to figure that out and govern accordingly. That goes for his team too. The entire Trump administration needs to learn how to become a presidential administration. There are no training wheels for this.

I will continue to hold him and his entire ridiculous administration accountable, even with my financial survival at stake. I hope the rest of the press does the same.

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