President Trump has recruited Baghdad Bob, also known as Comical Ali, into his communications team, it has been announced.

Baghdad Bob, or Mohammed Saeed al-Sahhaf to give him his full name, was Minister of Information in the Iraq War in 2003.

The former Iraqi diplomat has a wealth of experience gained from the daily press briefings that he gave during the last few weeks of the war.

“Anyone who can talk confidently about the invincibility of the Iraqi army just hours before it completely surrendered has got the skills that we are looking for,” said White House chief strategist, Steve Bannon.

Baghdad Bob’s first duty in his new role will be to show Sean Spicer how to present ‘alternative facts’ without blushing.


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