Spicer Signs Book Deal to Slam the Media's 'Rampant Hostility' Against Trump

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December 11, 2017

Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer recently signed a book deal with a conservative publishing company, so that he can set the record straight on his rocky tenure in the White House and push back against the "rampant hostility" he says the mainstream media has towards President Donald Trump.

"It was an honor to have a front row seat on the campaign, transition team and the first eight months of this historic presidency. I look forward to sharing my stories and setting the record straight," Spicer told the Washington Examiner.

The Washington-based publishing company, Regnery, that has published books by prominent conservative writers like Laura Ingraham and Newt Gingrich, announced on Monday that they will be releasing Spicer's book next summer.

"This isn’t about White House gossip,"Spicer said. "I can tell you from first-hand experience of the rampant hostility President Trump faces daily from the mainstream press, and I want the American people to have an opportunity to hear the truth they won’t hear from mainstream media."

"Regnery is the perfect home for Sean Spicer to tell his story," said Marji Ross, president and publisher of Regnery. "Sean shares our mission to shine light on the stories the mainstream media won’t cover, and we are honored to partner with him on this project."

Spicer appeared on Fox News Monday night and explained why he is writing a book, which will be called "The Briefing."

"I looked back at the coverage of the campaign, the transition in the first six, seven months of this White House, I realized the stories that are being told are not an accurate representation of what President Trump went through to get the nomination, to transition to the White House and then his first six months in office," Spicer told Sean Hannity.

Spicer resigned from the press secretary position back in July due to his strong opposition to the appointment of Anthony Scaramucci as the new communications director. In response to his decision, Trump said that he was "grateful" for Spicer's work and "wish[ed] him continued success as he moves on to pursue new opportunities."

"I've decided that it is incumbent upon me to set the record straight and give people a real understanding of what happened through each of those crucial points in our history," Spicer told Hannity.

Regnery announced the book will be out July 23 and is already taking early orders.