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The CEO of Dippin’ Dots just shot back at Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, whose five-year Twitter battle with the ice cream company came to light this weekend on social media.
“We’ve seen your tweets and would like to be friends rather than foes,” Dippin’ Dots CEO Scott Fischer wrote in an open letter. “After all, we believe in connecting the dots.”
Fischer said Dippin’ Dots are made in Kentucky and that the company has experienced double-digit sales growth for the past three years. He offered to “treat the White House and press corps to an ice cream social.”
Spicer’s Dippin’ Dots tweets began in 2010, when he tweeted, “Dippin dots is NOT the ice cream of the future.”
Dippin dots is NOT the ice cream of the future
— Sean Spicer (@seanspicer) April 8, 2010
Since then, Spicer – who held his first press briefing as White House press secretary on Saturday – has tweeted about Dippin’ Dots at least four times. The most recent tweet was in 2015, when he complained about the company running out of its vanilla flavor.
we may not have inauguration attendance data yet, but one set of record turnout numbers are in:
Sean spicer’s angry dippin dots twetes pic.twitter.com/KSXlXLLEeB
— ಠ_ಠ (@MikeIsaac) January 22, 2017
Here’s Dippin’ Dots’ full open letter:
“We understand that ice cream is a serious matter. And running out of your favorite flavor can feel like a national emergency! We’ve seen your tweets and would like to be friends rather than foes. After all, we believe in connecting the dots.
“As you may or may not know, Dippin’ Dots are made in Kentucky by hundreds of hard working Americans in the heartland of our great country. As a company, we’re doing great. We’ve enjoyed double-digit growth in sales for the past three years. That means we’re creating jobs and opportunities. We hear that’s on your agenda too.
“We can even afford to treat the White House and press corps to an ice cream social. What do you say? We’ll make sure there’s plenty of all your favorite flavors.
“Scott, CEO of Dippin’ Dots”