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Trump hotel charging Sean Spicer $10,000 as book party venue

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Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer is hosting a book launch party at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., and will be charged $10,000 to use the space.

The New York Times reported that the Trump family is charging Spicer $10,000 for use of the hotel’s lobby for Spicer’s exclusive invite-only event on Thursday. Cabinet members and other Trump administration officials are expected to attend.

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The former White House press aide told the Times that he has been “humbled” by the reaction from Trump supporters to his book, while noting that he still feels resistance from Washington’s political establishment.

“I have been very humbled by the reaction that I’ve had throughout the country by people of all walks of life and all political backgrounds to share my story and my experience with them,” Spicer said. 

“I get it that a lot of the sort of establishment folks in D.C. are appalled by this stuff, but I’ve been extremely appreciative of the support that working-class Americans have expressed around the country.”

Spicer’s upcoming book, “The Briefing,” details the early days of the Trump administration and Spicer’s rocky relationship with the press from behind the White House podium. The former aide famously clashed with journalists over the size of President Trump’s inauguration crowd, as well as on other issues.

He told MSNBC earlier this year that he does not regret serving in the Trump administration, but does regret “self-inflicted” wounds he inflicted while appearing at press briefings.

“I regret things that I did that brought embarrassment to myself, my family, friends of mine who have been very big supporters, where I said, ‘Hey, that was a self-inflicted wound,’ ” Spicer said on MSNBC.

He added: “Did I make mistakes? Thank you for taking me down memory lane. Absolutely. Do I hope I grow as a person, as a friend, as a stranger to do better? Absolutely.”

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