But now social media trolls are rejoicing, for they have been given photographic evidence that Spicer held an odd and completely unexpected White House job years before taking on his most recent roll as press secretary.
He was the Easter Bunny at the annual White House Easter Egg Roll during the George W. Bush administration, according to the CNN.
— Olivier Knox (@OKnox) March 28, 2016
Apparently, it’s a time-honored tradition for administration officials to volunteer as the Easter Bunny for the iconic White House event. Spicer even talked about it in an interview with the Washington Post in 2013.
Spicer said that he volunteered to play the beloved bunny during his time as the Assistant U.S. Trade Representative.
— Logan Hasson (@loganhasson) February 9, 2017
He also noted that the most difficult part of wearing the costume was avoiding stepping on children.
According to the Washington Post, the volunteer bunnies are given guides because the costume is difficult to see out of.Image Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty
Even though he gave the interview in 2013, the news only recently went viral after social media users tweeted out the photo ahead of the upcoming Easter holiday.
Spicer himself tweeted about the occasion last year. He wrote:
“The good ole days — what I would give to hide in a bunny costume again.”
the good ole days — what I would give to hide in a bunny costume again https://t.co/QOlPBsMwMA
— Sean Spicer (@seanspicer) March 28, 2016
And as expected, now that the photo has once again reared its ugly head, the internet is having a field day. Twitter blew up with jokes about the unexpected photo.
Sean Spicer used to be the bunny in White House Easter Egg Roll, and that suit fit better than the ones he wears for press briefings. pic.twitter.com/d6VgX4Ggjr
— Spencer Robinson (@13spencer) February 27, 2017
— Bojangles of the Apocalypse (@Krakn3dfx) March 2, 2017
— Ian Kullgren (@IanKullgren) March 2, 2017
According to CNN, the Egg Roll has been held every Monday after Easter since Dolley Madison started the tradition during her husband, James Madison’s presidency in the early 1800’s.
There’s no word yet if Spicer plans to once again take on his role as official Easter Bunny at President Trump’s White House Easter Egg Roll, which is in a little over a month’s time.