“Even if you know the crowd wasn't bigger, you have to go — as press secretary, you have to say that it was,” Kimmel said, trying to understand Spicer's position.
“Look, your job as press secretary is to represent the president's voice,” Spicer replied, “and to make sure that you are articulating what he believes, [what] his vision is on policy, on issues and on other areas that he wants to articulate. Whether or not you agree or not isn't your job.”
What Spicer is saying here is that he believes his job was not merely to defend political decisions with which he disagreed, but to make false statements, if asked to do so by the president.
Speaking with Kimmel, Spicer indicated he did not want to talk about crowd size in his first address to reporters.
“There was a lot of us that wanted to be focused on his agenda, what he spoke about in his inaugural address,” Spicer said. “So, you know, look, but he's president. He made a decision.”