White House photojournalist and White House spokesman Sean Spicer appeared on CNN’s “New Day” Wednesday to discuss his new book, “White House Photos,” in which he recounts his life in the Trump White House and his struggle to keep a steady job during the administration.
“There was an element of shock and awe, like, I never thought I’d be able to do this, that was something I never imagined,” Spicer told co-host Don Lemon.
“But then I saw that I could do it.
I could get the job, I could be the photographer, I was able to get the assignments, I had everything I needed to do it, but I didn’t know if I could accomplish it.
It was a big leap.
I didn`t know what to expect.”
Spicer said that he initially tried to quit after he was fired from the White House Correspondents Association.
“I tried to go into the back of the office and say, `I`m not a part of this anymore.
You can`t tell me anymore.’
I couldn`t talk to anybody,” Spicer said.
“Then I realized, `Wait a minute, I`m in this job now.
I`ll try to make a difference in this world.
I can`s see that in my photos.”
Spicer was also interviewed by CNN’s Jim Acosta during a “PBS NewsHour” segment about Trump’s presidency.
“Sean Spicer is not just a photographer for the White of Americas.
He is also an American citizen, he has an American passport, and he is an American who has been treated fairly, has had his rights respected, and his civil rights violated.
So his story is an inspiring story that we want to tell,” Acosta said.
Spicer, who was fired as White House correspondent by President Donald Trump in August, said he was “very humbled” to have been chosen by President Trump to join the team.
“The people at the Whitehouse were so supportive,” Spicer wrote in the book.
“They asked me to come, and they gave me a place to stay.
It is not my place to comment on the private conversations that took place between President Trump and me or any of the private meetings I may have had, but it is my right as a citizen to share my thoughts.”
The book, which will be published on March 11, includes Spicer`s time as White house photographer and White house spokesman, as well as the time Spicer spent in the White house.
“WhiteHousePhotos.com” will feature an interview with Spicer, as he recounts the highs and lows of his career.
The site will also feature photos taken by Spicer and his staff during his time in the administration, and a special section that features photos of Spicer’s family.
“My family has been through some difficult times in my life,” Spicer writes.
“It is my hope that by sharing my story, I can help them heal.
But, also, I hope that they will also be able and inspired by my work to be inspired by me and do better in their lives as well.”