Spicer: There Isn't 'a Bar High Enough' Trump Can Reach for Media's Approval of Summit
Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said that the mainstream media will call out aspects of President Trump's historic summit with Kim Jong Un no matter how successful it is.
"I don't think that there is a bar high enough that the president can hit that they will deem as a success," he said Sunday on “Fox & Friends.”
"No matter what he does, no matter what results he gets, there's always something about the process or the intrigue that didn't meet up to their standards."
Spicer said that the media criticized Trump for his tax overhaul, even though it resulted in more jobs and higher paychecks for workers.
"At the end of the day, the American people care about results," said Spicer, who served in the Trump administration in 2017.
He added that if a deal with North Korea can be made that shows "concrete steps" toward denuclearization, the American people won't care about the process of it.
He said the press, though, will focus on smaller details like who was present for the meeting and what handshakes were had.
Spicer also blasted the press for describing a viral photo of President Trump at the G7 Summit with his arms crossed as a moment of weakness.
"The president got results for the American people and they’re focused [on] what a picture looked like," he said.
"What do you care about? What a picture looks like, or the results that this president is achieving?"