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Sean Spicer's 'candor' and 'wit' just got him hired at a speaking firm

Sean Spicer, he of questionably fitting suits and his own proprietary alphabet, has found a cushy gig after leaving the White House last month. Politico reported Tuesday that Spicer has signed with Worldwide Speakers Group, a global firm that retains a roster of featured speakers for hire.

Spicer resigned as White House press secretary in July shortly after the appointment of Anthony Scaramucci as communications director. While Scaramucci's tenure only lasted 10 days, Spicer still officially departed the White House last month. While he occupied the press secretary role, Spicer was maligned for his often ineloquent speech, but his most memorable stint behind the lectern arguably came during his very first press briefing, when he lied about the size of the crowd at President Trump's inauguration, reportedly at the behest of the president himself.

That "candor, wit, and insight" is what will benefit "audiences around the world" when they hire Spicer, Worldwide Speakers Group said in a release touting his hire. Spicer's first paid speaking appearance will be Sept. 11 for an investment bank in New York City, Politico reported. He will join former North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R); Robby Mook, Hillary Clinton's former campaign manager; and David Bossie, Trump's former deputy campaign manager, as some of the political voices on Worldwide's roster.