Is Sean Spicer Sending America a Distress Signal?

He wore his American flag pin upside down and it has Twitter worried.

Sean Spicer holds press conference with upside-down American flag
Twitter / Kyle Griffin

Is Sean Spicer okay? The White House press secretary sparked some concern during today's White House press conference, during which he wore his American flag pin upside down. It was almost certainly an accident—Spicer is no more a stranger to wardrobe malfunctions than his boss—but an upside-down flag is an officially recognized sign of distress.

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According to Yahoo's White House correspondent Hunter Walker, Spicer was handed a note by Omarosa Manigault before he started taking questions. Then he quickly fixed his pin...though it took him a couple of tries.

Twitter was characteristically quick to respond, and one of the first responses came from the account for Netflix's political thriller House of Cards, which used the upside down flag in a recent season five promo.

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Spicer laughed it off—but Twitter remains unconvinced.

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So...how long do we have to wait for Melissa McCarthy's next SNL stint as Spicer?

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