Sean Spicer. (Al Drago/Getty Images)
SEEKONK (WBZ-AM) -- Former Trump administration White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said the cancellation of a Massachusetts stop on his book tour is "unfortunate," but that he hopes anyone still interested will hop over the border to his Rhode Island events.
Spicer has been on the road to promote his new book, "The Briefing," and was originally scheduled to make a stop at the BJ's Wholesale Club in Seekonk on Saturday--but the event was cancelled due to the political climate, according to Spicer's publisher. Speaking to WBZ NewsRadio 1030, Spicer said this follows a sold-out event in San Francisco.
"I think it's sad the pressue that the left is putting on some places to shut down, frankly, free speech, and the discord of ideas and discussion," Spicer said. "When the left can pressure a place to shut down, I think that's a pretty sad state, and I would argue the same thing with the right. We need to, in this country, be able to have the free flow of ideas and discussion, and when you can be pressured to telling a major bookseller that they shouldn't have an event, that's a pretty sad state."
Spicer has other book signings scheduled in Barrington, Cranston, and Middletown, Rhode Island this Friday and Saturday.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Bernice Corpuz (@BerniceWBZ) reports