Dippin’ Dots CEO Scott Fischer, left, wrote a letter telling Sean Spicer that the company “would like to be friends rather than foes.” | AP Photo
Dippin’ Dots on Monday tried to cool tensions with White House press secretary Sean Spicer.
“We’ve seen your tweets and would like to be friends rather than foes,” CEO Scott Fischer wrote in an open letter Monday. “After all, we believe in connecting the dots.”
Spicer had a long-running feud with Dippin’ Dots, according to his personal Twitter feed. In both an April 2010 and September 2011 tweet, Spicer declared that Dippin’ Dots aren’t “the ice cream of the future.”
And in November 2011, he seemed to celebrate the company’s downfall, tweeting a Wall Street Journal report on its file for bankruptcy — while personally distinguishing it as “Ice Cream of the Past” alongside the Journal’s original headline.
The last tweet from his personal handle came years later in September 2015. “If Dippin Dots was truly the ice cream of the future they would not have run out of vanilla,” he wrote then, copying the Washington Nationals on the tweet.
Fischer finally took notice of Spicer’s tweets Monday and extended an overture, given ice cream’s stature as one of America’s favorite treats.
“We understand that ice cream is a serious matter,” he wrote. “And running out of your favorite flavor can feel like a national emergency!”
Dippin’ Dots are made in Kentucky, and the company is “doing great,” according to Fischer, who cited double-digit growth in sales over the past three years.
“That means we’re creating jobs and opportunities. We hear that’s on your agenda too,” Fischer said. “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.”
President Donald Trump has touted an America-first policy and met with business leaders on Monday at the White House, where he restated his pledge to slash business taxes and regulations.
As of 4:30 p.m. Monday, Spicer has yet to respond to Dippin’ Dots via Twitter on either his personal or official White House @PressSec accounts.