Spicer launches new memoir at Trump's D.C. hotel
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Sean SpicerSean Michael SpicerSpicer puts his 'Dancing with the Stars' puffy neon green shirt up for charity auction Spicer on 'Dancing with the Stars': 'Those of us who stand for #Christ won't be discounted' Spicer makes debut on 'Dancing With the Stars' to Spice Girls song 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 John TrumpJulián Castro: It's time for House Democrats to 'do something' about Trump Warren: Congress is 'complicit' with Trump 'by failing to act' Sanders to join teachers, auto workers striking in Midwest 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.”

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