Sean Spicer’s daily press briefing in front of the White House Press Corps was attended by a special guest — and we’re not referring to Jeff Sessions.
A piece of lettuce was lodged in Spicer’s teeth throughout the press briefing, in which the White House Press Secretary introduced Attorney General Jeff Sessions to talk about his Department of Justice’s war on so-called “Sanctuary Cities” that are refusing to comply with President Trump’s harsh immigration policy. Twitter couldn’t stop with sanctuary city references when talking about the hidden culprit in Spicer’s craw. Another Twitter user made a well-timed pun about Spicer’s penchant for speaking “in word salads.”
BREAKING: Sean Spicer's teeth declared a Sanctuary City for rotting immigrant spinach. pic.twitter.com/kiXmuKb67n
— Real Fake P0TUS (@RF_P0TUS) March 27, 2017
— Jose Antonio Ojeda (@ojedasbodega) March 27, 2017
— Chris Kennedy (@Chris_Kennedy2) March 27, 2017
Twitter user @Hip_Threads theorized that Spicer was intentionally sent out in front of White House correspondents with food in his teeth as a means of distracting the public from the Trump agenda:
Sean Spicer giving today's #pressbriefing w/ his lunch still in his teeth, may be the best distraction strategy thus far by the Trump Admin
— Hip_Threads (@Hip_Threads) March 27, 2017
The food in Spicer’s teeth became such a hot topic that even actor Jim Carrey weighed in, saying that the spare piece of food in the White House Press Secretary’s mouth was having the side effect of grossing out anyone trying to make sense of what he was saying. This prompted another Twitter user to share a GIF image of Carrey in the 1990s comedy Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, when Carrey’s character had several full pieces of asparagus in his lips:
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) March 27, 2017
I desperately want a reporter to ask Sean Spicer what he has in his teeth pic.twitter.com/hu3rRAwd6B
— Alexandra Gallant (@Gallantdesigner) March 27, 2017
Of course, others simply pointed out that Spicer must not have many true friends, as a real comrade would presumably let Spicer know about the chunk of food in his teeth before he took the podium:
No offense to Spicer, but this basically means he has no friends. https://t.co/CglLfsqAgb
— Ali Gharib (@Ali_Gharib) March 27, 2017
— God (@TheGoodGodAbove) March 27, 2017
Does… Does Sean Spicer have lettuce in his teeth? pic.twitter.com/W6MCqYrL0Y
— sydny shepard (@sydnyshepard) March 27, 2017
Trump is about to burst into the press room and yell YOU HAVE FOOD IN YOUR FUCKING TEETH at Sean Spicer any minute now.
— Jesse Berney (@jesseberney) March 27, 2017
Sean Spicer has something on his teeth during presser…this guy is a trainwreck..pin upside down..stain on tie..now this..no friends
— Brenda B (@crush68) March 27, 2017
Kevin Wallace is a journalist with five years’ experience in print and digital media, and covers politics, media, and culture for the Resistance Report. He lives in Tallahassee, Florida.