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Reliable Source: Sean Spicer’s new speaker’s bio mentions Melissa McCarthy

This May 9, 2017 photo provided by NBC Universal shows Melissa McCarthy as Shawn Spicer posing for promos for Saturday Night Live backstage in New York. (Rosalind O'Connor / NBC)
This May 9, 2017 photo provided by NBC Universal shows Melissa McCarthy as Shawn Spicer posing for promos for Saturday Night Live backstage in New York. (Rosalind O'Connor / NBC)
By Emily Heil Washington Post

WASHINGTON – Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer is forever bound to Melissa McCarthy, the comedian/actress who famously portrayed him on “Saturday Night Live.” The latest evidence that McSpicer is forever comes in the bio page for Spicer’s new gig as a speaker-for-hire.

“Everybody knows Sean Spicer,” reads the first line of the promo material on his page at Worldwide Speakers Group. It doesn’t come out and say that McCarthy’s hilariously angry impersonation of the former White House aide is to thank for this ubiquity in the nation’s psyche. But it does name-check the “Bridesmaids” star. “Melissa McCarthy’s depiction of his press briefing performances earned him a spot in ‘Saturday Night Live’ lore,” it continues. “But it was his role as the architect of the Republican National Committee’s PR strategy that earned him a reputation as one of the party’s most effective and hardest-charging strategists and communicators.”

Another funny bio note: Politico reporter Annie Karni noted on Twitter that the text was edited from an earlier version to remove mention of Spicer’s “candor.”

The website doesn’t specify how much a Spicey speech costs.

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