Dippin’ Dots CEO Scott Fischer has extended an olive branch to White House press secretary Sean Spicer after several tweets criticizing the Kentucky-based ice cream company resurfaced Monday.
“We’ve seen your tweets and would like to be friends rather than foes,” Mr. Fischer wrote in an open letter Monday. “After all, we believe in connecting the dots.”
Mr. Spicer over the past six years has posted tweets criticizing Dippin’ Dots as failing to live up to its marketing slogan, “Ice Cream of the Future.”
“Dippin dots is NOT the ice cream of the future,” he wrote in April 2010.
“I think I have said this before but Dippin Dots are not the ice cream of the future” he said again in September 2011.
“If Dippin Dots was truly the ice cream of the future they would not have run out of vanilla cc @Nationals,” he tweeted in September 2015.
Mr. Fischer said Monday that he understands how running out of one’s favorite flavor ice cream “can feel like a national emergency.” He also pointed out some similarities that Dippin’ Dots and Mr. Spicer may share.
“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,” the CEO wrote. “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.”
Mr. Fischer ended his letter by offering to treat the White House to an ice cream social.
“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,” he wrote.
Mr. Spicer has yet to respond to Mr. Fischer’s letter.