Sean Spicer Visits Erie
Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer spent decades in politics, but his final political job defines his career.
He crafted the message of the fledgling Trump Presidency then left after just eight months. He says he enjoyed the job, but he wouldn't take it back.
"It was an honor to serve,” Spicer said. It was the honor of my life to be able to do that, but it was time to go when I did, and I've had great opportunities since I left."
His time at the White House raised his profile, and like others who gained prominence in Washington, he found himself with his choice of new jobs.
"To go and be on the speaking circuit, go to different schools and talk to groups of students, write a book, those are all things that obviously you can't do at that time, time doesn't permit, and I've really enjoyed those opportunities," Spicer said.
And as for rush of Washington, that energy and power that doesn't exist anywhere else, Spicer says he's just fine without it.
"I've spent my whole life in either the military or government or campaigns, so to have an opportunity and to go out and do things that afford me the ability to take care of my family in a way that I haven't before is truly a blessing."
When asked about returning to politics, Spicer’s answer was succinct.
“No,” he said. “I’m done.”