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Sean Spicer’s Mass. book signing was canceled over ‘political concerns’

Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer. Al Drago/Getty Images

SEEKONK, Mass. (AP) — Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer’s publisher says a book signing at a Massachusetts warehouse store has been canceled ‘‘due to the political climate.’’

Regnery Publishing said in a statement that the BJ’s Wholesale Club in Seekonk canceled Spicer’s book signing that was scheduled for Saturday to mark the release of ‘‘The Briefing,’’ which came out Tuesday.

WPRI-TV reports that Regnery says it learned about the cancellation last Friday and was disappointed and surprised.

A BJ’s spokesman did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Spicer, a Rhode Island native, is a veteran Republican operative who served as President Trump’s press secretary during the tumultuous early months of his administration. Several other book signings in Rhode Island this month are still on.