Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, has a contentious relationship with the news media — but he’s pretty popular among the late-night hosts. He provides a hefty share of their material, after all.
So the news that the White House is seeking a replacement for him made the hosts almost wistful on Tuesday. Stephen Colbert even led the “Late Show” crowd in an affectionate chant of “Sean! Sean!”
“Sean, I have so many questions. If you go, who will not answer them?” — STEPHEN COLBERT
“Spicer is leading the search for his own replacement. Trump would help, but he’s busy searching for his own replacement.” — JIMMY FALLON
“They’re looking for someone who’s cool under pressure, well-briefed on policy and can keep a straight face when saying, ‘Yes, the gentleman from Infowars.’” — JIMMY KIMMEL