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Sean Spicer concedes he 'screwed up' as press secretary

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"When I screwed up, it felt really bad," Sean Spicer explained. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer said he “messed up” while serving in the Trump administration and it affected him and his family.

“When I screwed up, it felt really bad,” he told HLN’s S.E. Cupp during an hour-long interview that is set to air at 5 p.m. Eastern.

“Because you realizing that you're tarnishing your personal reputation, your family's reputation, your friends who like you and support you,” Spicer continued. “You know, some of your colleagues and ultimately again, this administration and the American people who I wanted to do my best job, my best for every single day.”

President Trump’s first press secretary, who stoked controversy with his off-the-cuff remarks during the White House press briefings, cited the inauguration and his comparison of Syrian leader Bashar Assad to Adolf Hitler as some of the major gaffes during his administration.

Spicer resigned from his White House position in July after the president named Anthony Scaramucci as communications director.