MIDDLETOWN, RI (AP) ̵
Spicer was "stunned" by the man's "outrageous assertion" and could not remember him or be with him at school, his publicist said on Saturday.
Spicer signed on Friday in Middletown he promotes his new book on his time on the press podium for President Donald Trump.
Alex Lombard standing behind a small group of people lining up to meet Spicer and get him to sign the book, called Spicer's name and said they walked together to Portsmouth Abbey School. Spicer waved to him and said, "Hey, yes, how are you?"
Lombard, a Newport native now living in Cambridge, Massachusetts, accused Spicer of calling him the N-word and fighting him at school.
"You do not remember that you tried to fight me?" Asked Lombard. "But you first called me an (N-word)."
A security guard approached Lombard and led him away, continuing, "I was 14. At that time, I was a frightened child, Sean, I'm not afraid to fight you now."
A Newport Daily News video The encounter does not show how Spicer, sitting at a table signing books, responded to being accused of using the racist arch. But his publicist said he was shocked by the accusation.
Spicer "can not remember that this happened" and was "not sure if that was just a feat," said Regnery publishing writer Lauren McCue.
She said that Spicer has been on the news a lot in recent years and that it was "a very strange time" for such an accusation.
Spicer has "The Briefing: Politics, the Press, and the President," which just came out. The book paints a rosy, if thorny picture of Trump, describing him as "a unicorn riding a unicorn over a rainbow" and a man who does not respect the regular rules of politics.
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