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Former White House press secretary defends president on Late Late show

By David Young

Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer stoutly defended one time boss President Donald trump on Irish TV last night.

Appearing on RTE 's Late Late Show, Spicer was grilled by host Ryan Tubridy to give his take the inside story of his months at the Trump White House.

An Irish American, Sean Spicer spent a tumultuous six months in the role of Press Secretary in the early days of President Trump's presidency before resigning in July last year.

But last night the life-long Republican said that, while he reckoned he could at times have done a better job as Presidential spokesman, he had no regrets about accepting the high profile post.

But in a wide-ranging discussion with, Mr Spicer admitted he was concerned about the President's alleged remarks about 's***hole' countries'.

"I will say this.

"As an Irish American, who understands the trials and tribulation of so many Irish folk coming to America, I'm very proud of America's history of welcoming immigrants.

"I believe America is a great country that welcomes immigrants, people who want to pursue the American dream.

"Immigrants have made our country what it is."

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