Sean Spicer just sent a distress signal at bizarre press conference

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer showed up to the daily White House briefing wearing his flag pin upside-down. Twitter filled in the gaps.

Normally, displaying an American flag upside-down is only appropriate if done as a symbol of distress, according to U.S. Flag Code. Twitter wondered if Sean Spicer was secretly communicating a distress signal to the American public, an obvious mocking of Trump’s ongoing communication with notorious conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.

When asked about it, Spicer laughed about it, and turned it back the right way, saying, “I appreciate that.” However, that didn’t stop the flurry of questions from social media. Huffington Post reporter Christina Wilkie tweeted at Twitter’s conspiracy theorists with Morning Consult reporter Eli Yokley’s screenshot of the press briefing. Comedy writer Jesse McLaren referenced the ominous dark Statue of Liberty on the eve of International Women’s Day.

The #SaveSpicer hashtag has since sprung up since the press conference, with conversation focusing on whether or not Spicer is silently calling for the American people to save him. As of this writing, nobody has publicly volunteered.


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.