Former White House junior staffers are still upset that former Press Secretary Sean Spicer allegedly took their mini fridge in January.
One former staffer compared outing Spicer’s alleged fridge-stealing to them being “freedom fighters” in a Tuesday Vice article.
“Most of us were like ‘F**k, yeah, this slight will not go unpunished,'” a former staffer told Vice of the media coverage of the supposed “fridgegate.” “‘It was our little protest against a very bad man,'”
The incident came back into the spotlight after Spicer denied taking a mini-fridge from the staffers in his new book “The Briefing.”(RELATED: Sean Spicer Responds to Jonathan Karl: He’s ‘Elite Media’)
The Wall Street Journal “falsely accused me of taking a mini-fridge from junior staffers,” Spicer says in the book, highlighting the story as part of a “click-based media attitude that is more important to be first than right.”
The original fridge story details a battle between Spicer and lower level officials over the mini fridge. An aide requested the fridge be moved to Spicer’s office. The staffers “refused to give it up.”
Spicer allegedly waited until nighttime to move the fridge himself. The fridge was replaced months later, according to the Vice story.
“It’s very Sean-like to lie about something that he just could have ignored,” a staffer told Vice.
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