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Sean Spicer Records Special Valentine’s Day Messages For Charity. Leftists Mock Him.
Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer attends the Dancing With The Stars - 2019 top 6 finalist event, November 4, 2019, in Los Angeles.
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Couples looking to spice things up for Valentine’s Day are in for a real spicy treat: former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer is recording private Valentine’s Day messages for just $199, all of which will go to charity.

In an Instagram post this week, Spicer said his shout out videos, available through the celebrity hire-out app, Cameo, will be half-priced for the remainder of February, down from $199 from $400. All proceeds will be donated to the Independence Fund.

“If you forgot to get someone you love a thoughtful Valentine’s Day gift, it’s not too late,” Spicer said in the post. “I’ve made my video shout outs on Cameo more than half off, only $199 through the end of Feb and all the proceeds are going directly to the Independence Fund. You get the best way to tell someone you love them (a video from me), and to do some good at the same time- a win-win! Head to the link in my bio or search me on the Cameo app.”

The Independence Fund is a charity organization dedicated to “empowering our nation’s severely wounded, injured, or ill Veterans to overcome physical, mental, and emotional wounds incurred in the line of duty.”

“We are dedicated to improving the lives of both our Veterans and their families,” reads the Independence Fund website. “Through our Mobility, Caregiver, Adaptive Sports, Advocacy, and Family programs, The Independence Fund strives to bridge the gap of unmet needs for Veterans and their caregivers.”

The fund offers a range of services to wounded veterans, hosting sporting events and providing them wounded veterans missing limbs with all-terrain mobility devices.

Though the idea of sending a significant other a Sean Spicer Valentine’s Day message doesn’t exactly scream “I love you!” in some circles of the country, the former White House press secretary’s charitable aim still did not prevent leftist trolls from roundly mocking him for it.

“Why would anyone want this?” tweeted Molly Jong-Fast.

“Why would you pay to have a Valentine’s Day message recorded by a guy who’s famous only for lying? Or, is that the joke, and he’s finally self-aware?” tweeted Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA).

“How about a few apologies from you lying trump-loving mouth? And, you pay us; we would each like $199 for every time you told a lie to We the People on tv. Stop trying to take,” said one Instagram user.

“Because you’re soooo [hot] n your shiny calypso shirt and what does a woman want more for Valentine’s Day than a Fakey ‘I love you’ from a dorky celebrity wannabe,” said another Instagram user.

Sean Spicer got a public resurrection in 2019 while competing on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars,” a career choice that sparked a tremendous amount of controversy. Despite being a less-than-stellar dancer, Spicer managed to stay in the running for several weeks, largely thanks to an outpouring of support from President Trump and his supporters. As time went on, his critics became so incensed that even Gia Kourlas, dance critic for The New York Times, argued in a lengthy op-ed that Spicer’s dance routines reflected the emptiness of his soul.

“Spicer’s staying power has little to do with his performances. Over the past eight weeks, he has been the weakest dancer on the show. His low scores from the judges have borne that out,” wrote Kourlas. “He hides behind an egregious smile, parting his teeth to make it look as though he’s been caught mid-laugh. That smile seems meant to distract from his plan of attack: never actually performing a dance, but conquering it.”