Published: Wed, June 21, 2017
National | By Rosalie Gross

Spicer expected to take less public role

Spicer expected to take less public role

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer walks from the West Wing to watch U.S. President Donald Trump depart to spend the weekend at his New Jersey golf estate from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, U.S. June 9, 2017.

When asked if White House press secretary were a position she would be interested in, Ingraham laid out her qualifications but said she was "not sure" if press secretary were something she would be "dying" to do.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the deputy press secretary who intermittently steps in for Spicer, said that the White House, was looking for new people.

As we have seen reported in the last several months, Spicer is reportedly on his way out from the White House press room, and may even be being forced to recruit his own replacement.

"The daily appearance by the press secretary hasn't been canceled entirely, as President Trump threatened".

The commentary echoed points Acosta made on Twitter during Monday's briefing, in which he again accused the White House of "stonewalling" and bemoaned what he saw as "a suppression of information". Daily Mail U.S. political editor David Martosko has been in talks to take over the role of communications director.

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The hatred of Bannon is so strong, some even took to sticking up for Spicer, believe it or not... while fat shaming Bannon!

It's unclear what role Spicer will play now that he won't be appearing on camera. On Monday, Spicer told reporters that audio recordings would also not be allowed.

Trump has been frustrated at times with Spicer's performance on camera, and with the over-loaded and under-staffed communications teams' struggles to defend his more controversial actions, including his decision to fire FBI Director James Comey.

"We have a tremendous respect for the First Amendment, your ability to do your job - the briefing is one aspect of what we do", Spicer said, adding that the press staff is available "almost 20, 24 hours a day" to answer questions.

Considering Spicer's troubles, and the man he's working for, it's not particularly surprising that press briefings have been consistently scaled back to be less and less informative.

"I think we have done a very good job of not just providing opportunities here at a daily briefing, but also making ourselves available as a staff nearly 20, 24 hours a day when it comes down to it", Spicer said.

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