If I hadn’t just watched the video, I wouldn’t have believed it.
I have no idea how Spicer could justify to himself getting up there and actually defending handcuffing a five year old. I suppose you have to have no conscience and no shame to hold that job, but still. I don’t think even the Shrubbery’s best liar, Ari Fleischer, was ever that ridiculous, and Ari was pretty damn good at saying the baldest of lies with a straight face. Anybody with even a modicum of humanity knows that what you get a 5 year old is cookies and juice, not handcuffs. But I suppose that if you’re a cold-blooded lizard person from planet Sociopath who views all humans as prey, not as fellow travelers in the human experience, then Spicer’s statement makes perfect sense.
This is on par with Spicer’s statement about the Quebec mosque shooting, which was committed by a white native-born Canadian. I’ll quote Why Now on that one:
Press Secretary Sean Spicer continues to display his drift into an alternate space/time continuum by using the Quebec mosque shooting to defend Trump’s travel ban. I guess they are saying that if Canada had banned Muslims, they wouldn’t have been there to get shot by a right-wing whacko.
Meanwhile, I’ve been on record saying that protests are futile. Well, I’m going to have to retract that. Trump announced that he was going to visit the Harley-Davidson factory. Protesters immediately filed for protest permits. Thousands were going to protest outside the Harley-Davidson factory before, during, and after Trump’s visit. H-D was informed of the protests by the local police, realized it would cripple their operations for the day, and said “fuck this shit” and told Deadbeat Donnie please stay away. Although nobody is admitting it. ROFL.
Trump also cancelled a speech in Milwaukee for much the same reason: fear of protesters. Over 5,000 protesters planned to protest the visit.
So now the Orange Racist Pussy Grabber looks more like the Orange Racist Pussy, and we have protesters to credit for that. Yeah!
– Badtux the Alternate Universe Penguin