Spicer launches new memoir at Trump's D.C. hotel
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Sean SpicerSean Michael SpicerDeSantis to hold Newsmax town hall Biden's poor TV ratings against Trump is exactly what this administration wants Overnight Health Care: CDC director calls on Michigan to 'close things down' amid surge in cases | Regeneron says antibody therapy prevents COVID-19 infections MORE says before writing his new book, “The Briefing,” he faced some pressure from publishers to produce a tell-all about his time in the Trump administration.

“When I met with the publishers, some of them pressed me on how far I’d go [on] certain things,” the former White House press secretary told ITK at a Thursday book party in Washington.

The reason he decided to go with Regnery Publishing, a top conservative publisher, Spicer said, is because “I told them exactly what I wanted to do. They looked at me and said, 'We love it.' And that was it. Never once did they ever ask me to take something in or out.”

While Spicer’s book, which came out Tuesday, praises President TrumpDonald TrumpWarren says Republican party 'eating itself and it is discovering that the meal is poisonous' More than 75 Asian, LGBTQ groups oppose anti-Asian crime bill McConnell says he's 'great admirer' of Liz Cheney but mum on her removal MORE as a “rock star” and says the commander in chief’s “high-wire act is one that few could ever follow,” a forthcoming memoir from a former White House colleague appears not to offer such a rosy portrait.


Omarosa Manigault-Newman, former director of communications for the White House Office of Public Liaison, will release “Unhinged” next month. Her publisher, in announcing its release on Thursday, promised the book will be “jaw-dropping” and “explosive.”

Spicer, 46, celebrated the release of his first book with a packed, VIP-filled shindig in the roped-off lobby of the Trump International Hotel. Spicer’s wife, Rebecca, of Airlines for America, quipped that the gathering was bigger than their 2004 wedding.

Asked if he agreed, Spicer replied, “Yeah — by far.”

“It’s probably more expensive,” Spicer joked.

The Trump family reportedly charged Spicer $10,000 for use of the swank event space.

Spicer also revealed he’s ditching his well-known gum habit — he once said he chewed away at two and a half packs of Orbit cinnamon gum by noon each day — in favor of mints.

“Into mints now,” he told The Washington Post’s Emily Heil.

When pressed on which was his mint of choice, he told ITK he keeps it fresh: “Breathsavers. I alternate between spearmint and peppermint.”

Among those spotted at the exclusive soirée: Trump press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayPence urges 'positive' agenda to counter Biden in first speech since leaving office Kellyanne Conway joins Ohio Senate candidate's campaign Mark Zuckerberg, meet Jean-Jacques Rousseau? MORE, White House deputy press secretary Raj Shah, Rep. Darrell IssaDarrell Edward IssaHouse Republicans urge opposition to vaccine patent waiver Republicans need to stop Joe Biden's progressive assault on America Mellman: Biden's smart bipartisan message MORE (R-Calif.), Donald Trump Jr.Don TrumpBook claims Trump family members were 'inappropriately' close with Secret Service agents Trump Jr. shares edited video showing father knocking Biden down with golf ball Trump: 'I can't imagine' any Republican would beat me in 2024 primary if I run MORE — getting hounded for selfies as he strolled in with girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle — and former White House chief of staff Reince PriebusReinhold (Reince) Richard PriebusBiden's is not a leaky ship of state — not yet Governor races to test COVID-19 response, Trump influence Ex-Trump chief of staff Priebus mulling Wisconsin governor bid MORE.