Jimmy Kimmel Asks Sean Spicer If His Mom Suggested Telling 'That Son of a B***h Trump to Stop Making You Lie'

Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer continued his book promotion tour with a question from TV host Jimmy Kimmel about working for "that son of a b***h Trump."

Spicer has faced some awkward questions on his book tour for The Briefing: Politics, the Press and the President, from being grilled by the BBC's Emily Maitlis on his incorrect statements about the size of President Donald Trump's inauguration crowd to facing heckles from an audience member at a book signing and being accused by another audience member of racism.

And despite Kimmel's digs at President Donald Trump, and the fact that he greeted the former press secretary by observing, "Wow, you're dressing like a pimp—what's going on?" the Jimmy Kimmel Live! interview seemed to be among Spicer's least painful TV appearances in recent weeks.

Indeed, when Kimmel raised the topic of how Spicer's family felt about the jokes made at his expense, he interjected "many by you," prompting the audience to laugh.

"My mom, my dad and my wife have been my strongest advocates and supporters, and there were clearly times when she felt for me in the way that only a mother can," Spicer continued.

"Did she ever say, go in there and tell that son of a b***h Trump to stop making you lie?" Kimmel asked.

"My mother would never speak like that, she'd say, 'I'm praying for you,'" Spicer replied.

The two also discussed whether or not Spicer still spoke with the president, with Spicer confirming he did chat with Trump but never called him.

Spicer said he spoke with Trump "as often as he likes," explaining "I do not call him. I wait to be called."

"The first time [Trump called] I was like—what did I do wrong… It was after your show," Spicer told Kimmel, laughing. "He said great job on Jimmy Kimmel."

And despite Spicer having been subjected to scathing criticism when he was in the role of White House press secretary, a job now performed by Sarah Huckabee Sanders, he told Kimmel he had ultimately decided to leave because he "became the story too often."

"That's not a good place for a spokesperson to be," Spicer explained. "I knew it wasn't getting any better."