Sean Spicer relied on his Catholic faith to get him through 's stressful ...

Sean Spicer has claimed that working as President Donald 's press secretary was so stressful that he turned to God to get him through it.

Spicer said he used his Catholic faith to 'sustain' him through the brutally long hours and relentless criticism of his time in the White House.

In an interview in New York on Friday, Spicer said that on top of daily abuse from his boss he was followed everywhere he went and stopped taking Ubers because the drivers always recognized him.

He said that was ambushed at an Apple store and could not do his work as a Navy reserve because he was being harassed by reporters.

Summing up his intense seven months in the West Wing, Spicer said: 'You were truly in a whole new world...no matter what I did it was going to become a meme.'

Sean Spicer said that he used his Catholic faith to 'sustain' him through the brutally long hours and relentless criticism of his time as the White House Press Secretary

Sean Spicer said that he used his Catholic faith to 'sustain' him through the brutally long hours and relentless criticism of his time as the White House Press Secretary

Spicer was ridiculed by critics on social media and was played by comedian Melissa McCarthy on Saturday Night Live who mocked his anger and constant gum chewing

Spicer was ridiculed by critics on social media and was played by comedian Melissa McCarthy on Saturday Night Live who mocked his anger and constant gum chewing

Spicer was 's first press secretary and from his first White House press briefing he became a star in his own right thanks to his combative, feisty style.

It fell to Spicer to defend the size of 's crowd size and the President's early policies like the ban on refugees from Muslim majority countries,

But immediately he was mercilessly ridiculed by critics on social media and was played by comedian Melissa McCarthy on Saturday Night Live who mocked his anger and constant gum chewing.

Appearing at BookExpo America, a major book industry conference in New York, Spicer said that until 's election victory he had spent his career until then doing communications for the Republican party.

One of the few times he got recognized was at men's clothing retailer Joseph A. Bank when a man in the sweater section said he noticed him.

In his new job, however, everything changed.

Spicer said: 'For me the intensity and scrutiny, that no matter what I did it was going to become a meme.

'The hardest part is

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