How 17 PR pros reacted to Sean Spicer's Saturday press conference

Their verdict: Spicer's credibility didn't make it through one press conference.

PR pros on Twitter declared White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s credibility dead—just one press conference into his tenure—after he misrepresented the turnout Saturday at President Donald Trump’s inauguration.

Spicer’s case wasn’t helped by White House counselor Kellyanne Conway’s line on Meet the Press on Sunday morning that he was just presenting "alternative facts."

Ari Fleisher, press secretary for President George W. Bush, tried to stand up for Spicer, noting on Twitter that he was merely following Trump’s orders. However, Fleisher’s tweet was quickly attacked by Jay Carney, President Barack Obama’s spokesman, who said Spicer’s performance was "not normal."

Former White House comms director and senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer, now VP for comms and policy at GoFundMe, also weighed in, stating in a tweet that Spicer’s flub over the weekend is a "bad start."

— Dan Pfeiffer (@danpfeiffer) January 21, 2017

Here’s what other comms pros, from political backgrounds and otherwise, had to say about Spicer’s whoppers.

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