Watch Sean Spicer's Full Interview With Jimmy Kimmel: Did Former Trump Press Secretary Change Public Perception of Himself?

Two months after resigning from his post as White House press secretary, Sean Spicer gave his first interview about his six months under President Trump on Wednesday’s Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Spicer spoke about Trump’s trigger-fingered Twitter habits, his contentious relationship with the White House press corps and weighed in on Melissa McCarthy’s portrayal of him on Saturday Night Live—a portrayal which helped her win an Emmy last weekend.

Watch the full interview below:

In his brief time as Trump’s spokesperson, Spicer earned a reputation for being short with the media while presiding over press conferences—some might even say antagonistic.

The embattled press secretary also had more than a few blunders, like when he mistakenly claimed that Hitler “didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons” when speaking about Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad.

By the end of his White House run, Spicer became a figure of public ridicule. So, has his interview done anything to rehabilitate his own image? And did Kimmel ask the right questions?

The Associated Press said Kimmel “pressed (gently)” in the interview and didn’t get the gold dust quotes slamming Trump he may have hoped for. “If Kimmel thought Spicer would dish dirt on Trump, he was disappointed,” the publication said. And though he no longer works for the president, Spicer was “resolute in his defense of Trump.”

The Daily Beast, meanwhile, took issue with Spicer taking “several shots at the press” without providing proof to back up his claims. In the interview, Spicer claimed the press corps “protect themselves” and failed to condemn erroneous reporting by peers. “This is a particularly egregious statement,” the site said. “[T]he press are very quick to criticize and dismiss colleagues who have committed journalistic wrongdoing as it’s viewed as a stain on the entire profession.”

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Uproxx praised Kimmel and Spicer’s “pretty fun rapport” and said “the host isn’t exactly lobbing softball questions at the guy.”

On social media, the interview got a mixed response. Some Twitter users praised Spicer for appearing more relaxed, and even jovial and witty, compared to his standoffish press briefings.

Kimmel also got some praise for asking Spicer tough questions.

See some of the reactions below:

Spicer’s appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live comes a month after former communications director Anthony Scaramucci spoke to Stephen Colbert in August.

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