Nobody wants to replace Sean Spicer

Jun 24, 2017, 00:53
Nobody wants to replace Sean Spicer

But according to White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon, the briefings were held off camera because "Sean got fatter".

While it may have been a joke, it seems like an odd response to a very serious issue. The group will officially decide how to handle the president's request at its weekly meeting Wednesday, although people close to the caucus say a summit with the president is definitely "off the table". He claims that this helps to amplify President Trump's voice instead of his.

On CBS' Late Late Show, James Corden brought up reporters being blocked from bringing recording devices to Spicer's press briefings, calling it a continuation of Trump's war with the press.

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"While you guys will always advocate for more transparency and access, I think we've done a very good job of not just providing opportunities here at the daily briefing, but also making ourselves available as a staff nearly 24 hours a day", Mr Spicer added. CNN's senior White House correspondent said of the no camera policy.

At one briefing, when she was questioned why Spicer was missing, she mentioned his role was probably getting upgraded.

He is also, apparently, finding a replacement for his position at the press briefing room podium. Whether Bannon is speaking for himself or the president wasn't clear, but many weren't amused. As Bloomberg notes, Trump has been moving away from using a single spokesperson anyway.

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Several people expressed over Twitter that if the real Sean Spicer actually departs so will the Melissa McCarthy's Spicey SNL sketches. Also, Trump's attorneys Marc Kasowitz and Jay Sekulow and the spokesman for his legal team, Mark Corallo, have become his mouthpieces, answering questions about the various investigations surrounding the Trump administration. I don't think that should come as a surprise. Will it be Sarah Huckabee Sanders or perhaps Kellyanne Conway?

"I get in, essentially, around 6 a.m. until fairly late at night and we have an entire press staff that's totally accessible during those hours and on the weekends to the press", he said.

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