By now you’ve undoubtedly heard about President Trump firing FBI Director James Comey. You have probably also heard that White House press secretary Sean Spicer was ill-equipped to answer questions from the press and reportedly hid in the bushes outside the White House.
From The Washington Post:
After Spicer spent several minutes hidden in the darkness and among the bushes near these sets, Janet Montesi, an executive assistant in the press office, emerged and told reporters that Spicer would answer some questions, as long as he was not filmed doing so. Spicer then emerged.
It’s worth noting that The Washington Post originally reported Spicer as being “in the bushes.” They have since issued the following correction:
EDITOR’S NOTE: This story has been updated to more precisely describe White House press secretary Sean Spicer’s location late Tuesday night in the minutes before he briefed reporters. Spicer huddled with his staff among bushes near television sets on the White House grounds, not “in the bushes,” as the story originally stated.
No matter. Twitter already had a field day with #spicerbushes.
Our democracy may be one big Trumpster fire right now, but at least we have the Twitterverse to help us laugh through the tears.
Here are some of the best.
Democracy dies in the bushes.
— Tasneem Raja (@tasneemraja) May 10, 2017
Won't be long for Spicy now. Son outchea in mismatched shoes in public. pic.twitter.com/L92FoHoQoQ
— Gibley McRibly (@ThaTrail) May 11, 2017
I bet Sean Spicer didn't even call that bush in the morning… #spicerbushes
— Shush-er T (@nathanbrannon) May 11, 2017
found this photo of sean spicer hiding between the bushes pic.twitter.com/YZOMCOvHZC
— David Mack (@davidmackau) May 10, 2017
— Tee Tee Green (@bigteetee35) May 11, 2017
— Chad “The Fog”land (@chadfogland) May 11, 2017
— Bruce Sollows (@BigBrucieNation) May 11, 2017
— Michael A. Ferro (@MichaelFerro) May 11, 2017
— Yifat Leder (@yifatleder) May 11, 2017
— Good Witch of Snark (@Good9824) May 11, 2017
— johnny trevisani (@johnnytrevisani) May 11, 2017
The "Sean Spicer in the bushes" Halloween costume is gonna be lit. #spicerbushes
— Andrew Kirk (@andrewkirk96) May 11, 2017
— ISMAIL (@iamaniku) May 11, 2017
— Heather M. Berg (@Heather_Berg) May 11, 2017
Holy shit what a gold plated gift to Melissa McCarthy #SpicerBushes
— John Baumgartner (@JSBfilm) May 11, 2017
omg I thought people were kidding or speaking metaphorically or something. Dear heavens, this White House is beyond parody. https://t.co/N0nx234h3I
— Sarah Rumpf (@rumpfshaker) May 10, 2017
When people were talking about the White House spokesman hedging I didn't realize they meant it literally. #spicerbushes
— Michael Babinec (@MichaelBabinec) May 11, 2017
— Jaleh (@jaleht) May 11, 2017
— Sriacha on the side (@TimeforSriacha) May 11, 2017
— Shawn (@AxlWarpshaft01) May 10, 2017
Oh, and FYI: Melissa McCarthy is hosting SNL this week.