Sean Spicer wants you to know he did not hide "in" the bushes — he was "among" them

Sean Spicer wants you to know he did not hide "in" the bushes — he was "among" them
Source: AP
Source: AP

We finally know where Sean Spicer stands — among the bushes, not in them. 

In an editor's note appended to a Wednesday Washington Post story, the paper clarified that Sean Spicer was not hiding "in" the bushes after the firing of FBI director Jim Comey, but rather hiding "among" the bushes. 

"This story has been updated to more precisely describe White House press secretary Sean Spicer's location late Tuesday night in the minutes before he briefed reporters," the editor's note reads. "Spicer huddled with his staff among bushes near television sets on the White House grounds, not 'in the bushes,' as the story originally stated."

The paper did not clarify who suggested the correction or what the difference is between standing "in" a hedge versus standing "among" a hedge. 

After Spicer spent some time "among" the bushes, an executive assistant to the White House press office told reporters Spicer would only answer questions off camera. He then came out from "among" the hedge and took a few questions.

"Just turn the lights off. Turn the lights off," Spicer reportedly said. "We'll take care of this. ... Can you just turn that light off?"

After taking questions, Spicer scurried back to his White House office, where aides kept hungry reporters at bay. 

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Mathew Rodriguez

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