Sean Spicer served as President Donald Trump’s press secretary for only six months, though it must’ve felt like ages given the high-stress profile of the job. He faced a particularly hostile press, but clearly defended the president to his delight, as Trump tweeted out words of support despite Spicer resigning in protest.
Sean Spicer is a wonderful person who took tremendous abuse from the Fake News Media – but his future is bright!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 22, 2017
While Spicer won’t be returning to the White House in absence of Anthony Scarimucci, the man over which he resigned in protest, other opportunities came knocking quickly. The most public was an invitation to appear on “Dancing With The Stars,” which he reported being flattered by the opportunity, but declined because he believes he’ll have an “overwhelming number of commitments in the Fall.” Among those commitments will include television after all, however.
According to BizPacReview,Sean Spicer’s latest steps in his new career direction will apparently require no fancy dance moves.
Reportedly getting ready to sign a major television deal, Spicer signed with Bob Barnett, a prominent lawyer who represents politicians and TV news personalities, the New York Post’s Page Six reported.
Spicer signed with Barnett and Michael O’Connor of Washington-based law firm Williams & Connolly on Thursday, choosing Barnett due to his reputation representing politicians and TV correspondents.
Neil Cavuto, Christiane Amanpour, Brit Hume, Andrea Mitchell, Brian Williams, Steve Doocy and Cynthia McFadden are some of Barnett’s many media clients. He has also represented Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Madeleine Albright, Ben Bernanke and others who have transitioned from the government spotlight to the private sector, including clients cutting book deals like Obama, Clinton, Bush, Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama and Sarah Palin.
A book deal could be in Spicer’s future and the the attorneys will represent him in that endeavor as well as all speaking appearances, television deals and any business consulting he may do in his post White House career, sources told Page Six.
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) August 4, 2017
As for a return to politics, Spicer has confirmed that he’d return to a role in the White House “when and if Mike Pence runs in 2024.”
— Sean Spicer (@seanspicer) July 31, 2017