White House press secretary Sean Spicer already has countless sound bytes that could warrant his termination, and Trump hasn’t even been president for 100 days. But, Trump won’t fire Spicer over his questionable comments for one reason: he gets great ratings.
“I’m not firing Sean Spicer. That guy gets great ratings. Everyone tunes in,” Trump told the Washington Post.
The President later compared Spicer’s press conferences to a soap opera, and bragged that Spicer draws as many viewers as one. Trump holds ratings in very high esteem, bashing Arnold Schwarzenegger after the first episode of The Apprentice aired to sub par ratings.
“Arnold Schwarzenegger isn’t voluntarily leaving The Apprentice, he was fired by his bad (pathetic) ratings, not by me. Sad end to great show,” the President tweeted.
Trump’s obsession with TV is well known. He tunes into Fox & Friends almost every morning, sometimes calling into the program.