Spicer taking on new White House role

20 June, 2017, 01:03 | Author: Clay Erickson
  • White House press secretary Sean Spicer waits for the start of an event in the Roosevelt Room

"As he did in the beginning, Sean Spicer is managing both the communications and press office", the White House said in a statement.

Last week, Spicer and White House chief of staff Reince Priebus contacted conservative commentator Laura Ingraham about the role of press secretary and Daily Mail editor David Martosko about the role of communications director, according to Politico.

"And, on the whole, I think people would do better without that", Sabato said.

Bloomberg reported that President Trump is considering elevating Spicer to a more senior role that will broadly focus on communications strategy.

For four days last week, representatives for President Trump skipped the usual on-camera briefing to take questions off-camera. Some networks, like CNN, MSNBC, and C-SPAN, have instead carried the audio of the briefings live. "It's not even like we're covering a White House anymore, with Kellyanne Conway and Omarosa in the briefing room off to the side of Sean, refusing to be on camera". Audio coverage was also prohibited, leaving reporters' Twitter feeds as the only real-time coverage of the back-and-forth.

President Donald Trump may finally confirm by the end of the week whether tapes of conversations between him and former FBI Director James Comey exist, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told reporters Monday.

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But don't tell Trump aide and son-in-law Jared Kushner, who spoke aloud for the first time today to tell us the U.S.is becoming a "global leader" in the field of government technology innovation, "making the government more transparent and responsive to citizens needs".

The White House Correspondents' Association has expressed concern when traditional access is denied, but has stopped short of advocating for a boycott.

Spicer demanded Monday that his briefing would be off-camera and without audio, which meant journalists could report what he said but not record or broadcast it.

"I don't know why everybody is going along with this", he added.

Acosta said, "The White House Press Secretary is getting to a point where he is kind of useless".

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