Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary for the Trump administration, is feeling the heat lately over a pretty cold issue. No, we’re not talking about his alternative facts regarding the crowd size at Trump’s inauguration, but rather his peculiar fixation on Dippin’ Dots ice cream. Between 2010 and 2015, the then-communications director for the Republican National Committee sent a series of angry tweets, continually denying that Dippin’ Dots was “the ice cream of the future,” as the company claims.
Dippin dots is NOT the ice cream of the future
— Sean Spicer (@seanspicer) April 8, 2010
I think I have said this before but Dippin Dots are notthe ice cream of the future
— Sean Spicer (@seanspicer) September 22, 2011
The oddly inflamed Twitter rants aimed at the pellet-shaped ice cream has created a hilarious uproar. A website even popped up that allows you to send the frozen treat to Spicer for just $6, although it has since been taken down as of the publication of this article.
In response, Dippin’ Dots has called for a truce and is extending an olive branch:
“We understand that ice cream is a serious matter. And running out of your favorite flavor can feel like a national emergency!” read the letter, signed by Dippin’ Dots’ chief executive Scott Fischer. “We’ve seen your tweets and would like to be friends rather than foes. After all, we believe in connecting the dots.”
Spicer has not replied to the tweets but a Dippin’ Dots marketing specialist, Shama Hyder, tried to “connect the dots” for The Washington Post:
“Ice cream should probably be the last thing that’s ever really political,” she said. “We’re focused on fun. We don’t want beef with anybody.”