Sean Spicer might be leaving White House podium
- Author: Larry Hoffman Jun 21, 2017,
Jun 21, 2017, 10:23
While many political pundits and Americans alike have already viewed the current White House as a giant joke, comments made this morning by White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon pretty much confirms it.
"It just doesn't make any sense to me, and it just feels like we're sort of slowly but surely being dragged into what is a new normal in this country where the president of the United States of America is allowed to insulate himself from answering hard questions".
'We have sought input from many people as we look to expand our communications operation.
"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.
"I know that they are up there working hand in glove with them", said Spicer, adding, "I know that the staff has been working very closely with the leader's staff, with [the Senate Finance Committee] and others, so I don't want to get ahead of an announcement on Sen". On Tuesday, Sean Spicer is holding an on-air press briefing - "his first in eight days".
Reporters that cover the White House have grown frustrated by the fewer number of briefings, which have traditionally been held daily and on-camera.
Spicer replied that the White House press team has respect for what reporters do. "If it's something I could do well, and it would really advance the agenda of this administration", she said, "I would think about it".
Recently, his deputy press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders has been doing more and more press briefings.
Spicer spoke Monday from the podium at an off-camera gaggle that barred broadcast outlets from using the audio of the question-and-answer session.
"I'm right here, so you can keep taking your selfies", Spicer quipped.
Still, despite these rampant reports, Spicer continues to maintain his position, however tenuous, as the mouthpiece of the White House.
Spicer has served as President Donald Trump's press secretary since the beginning of the administration in January.