Far from the belligerent spokesman last seen dodging questions in Washington, former White House press secretary Sean Spicer was all smiles when he met Fianna Fáil TD for Cork East Kevin O’Keeffe.
Arguably the most instantly recognisable face of the Trump administration, apart from the president himself, Spicer quickly became the most notorious member of Donald Trump’s staff after his appointment in January this year. However, after a series of gaffes, he resigned last month.
Spicer and Deputy O'Keeffe met at this year’s International Catholic Legislative Network in Rome.
“Introducing my new press secretary,” Deputy O’Keeffe joked, sharing the photograph of the pair on Twitter.
“Obviously, there was fierce demand to meet him,” Mr O'Keeffe told the Evening Echo.
“Everyone wanted a photograph with him, he’s very recognisable.” He also mentioned that he plans to visit Ireland soon, Deputy O’Keefe added.
A proud Irish-American, Spicer’s roots go back to West-Cork.
His great-grandfather William emigrated from Kinsale in the late 19th century.