Is Sean Spicer Leaving The White House Podium?
- Author: Larry Hoffman Jun 21, 2017,
Jun 21, 2017, 11:38
"Donald Trump might as well get behind the podium himself, as the press coverage is the part of his presidency he cares the most deeply about", Tim Miller, who was communications director for Jeb Bush's 2016 presidential campaign, said according to the Times report.
"It's no secret we've had a couple of vacancies, including communications director, for a while-we've been meeting with potential people that may be of service to this administration".
Sean Spicer, the embattled press secretary, spoke for 30 minutes Tuesday and didn't answer a number of basic questions, including whether the president believes Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 election and whether Trump had seen the hotly debated Senate health care bill. We'll continue to have those discussions internally.
More recently, similar rumors swirled and Spicer brushed off the reports of an alleged White House shakeup by stating that he's "right here".
When pressed what if the "more heart" comments on Monday meant that Trump had issues with aspects of the Senate law, Spicer demurred.
"As my WH sources told me, it appears Sean Spicer is on his way out".
Another name being thrown around is Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle.
"I'll go along with Russia", Trump said, adding: "Could've been China, could've been a lot of different groups".
He also became a staple character parroted by Melissa McCarthy at the "Saturday Night Live" show just like the president is imitated by actor Alec Baldwin.
Trump threatened in May to shut down daily press briefings and told Fox News Channel at the time that Spicer was 'doing a good job, but he gets beat up'.
As the reporter reminded Spicer that all the US intelligence agencies and the former FBI Director have all agreed Russian had intervened, Spicer cut him off, saying he had seen the reports.