Sean Spicer should have known better than to schedule a book signing in New York City, where "Republicans are not welcome," commentator Meghan McCain said Thursday.
In remarks during ABC's "The View," co-host McCain said the brutal heckling the former White House press secretary endured Wednesday night at a Barnes & Noble bookstore in New York — a city where Hillary Clinton got 79 percent of the 2016 presidential vote and President Donald Trump garnered 19 percent — was totally predictable.
Spicer would have needed to be "fine being heckled" showing up in the deep-blue city for the kickoff week of his new book, "The Briefing: Politics, The Press, and The President," McCain said.
"I think there's a lot of anti-Trump sentiment and people will get heckled here," she said. "If you're fine being heckled, great. It makes me uncomfortable.”
During Spicer's interview at the B&N in Manhattan's Union Square, one man is heard on a video bellowing, "Hey Sean, you're a real piece of garbage, and I hope you look around and you see all these empty seats, and you realize even in New York City, people will not . . . pay money to hear you speak."
"I've read the reviews, it's a garbage book," he wailed before getting hauled out by security.
The video was sent to a Think Progress journalist, the HuffPost reported.
The outspoken daughter of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., predicted she would likely get no better reception in the Big Apple.
"Who is doing [Spicer's] media?" Meghan McCain asked. "I wouldn't do a book signing in New York City. I'd probably be kicked out of the bookstore."
"Republicans are not welcome here right now – in a lot of different ways," she added. "What did you expect is going to happen?"
Spicer resigned as White House press secretary July 21, 2017. Sarah Huckabee Sanders was later tapped for the job.
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