The New York Daily News and other news outlets are reporting that White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer will take on a more “strategic” role that would give him a limited presence in the daily press briefings.
(Can you hear that sound, D.C.? It is the sound of a thousand journalists clapping!)
A senior administration official said he has reached out to possible successors at the podium and as communications director. Deputy White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders said,
“We have sought input from many people as we look to expand our communications operation. As he did in the beginning, Sean Spicer is managing both the communications and press office.“
The Palmer Report has another way of putting it,
“White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer is such a goner that Donald Trump is already interviewing people to be his replacement, and the only question is whether Spicer will be reassigned to a pointless job or whether he’ll take a hint and resign before he can be reassigned.”
Discussions about overhauling the White House communications office have been going on for weeks now and it is said that Spicer would prefer to step away from the press briefings altogether, but other configurations have also been discussed. (Like BUH-BYE!?)
Bizarrely, the WH press yesterday was not allowed recording devices in the press briefing and as reported by Jim Acosta, a question was taken from Russian press at that briefing but NOT from CNN.
At the time of this writing Spicey impersonator, Melissa McCarthy had not commented, but one assumes she’s one of the few that is upset. In homage, let’s just bask in one of joys that is known as a White House Press conference in the Trump administration, courtesy SNL.
(Photo, YouTube; via NY Daily News)