Stephen Colbert laughs about Sean Spicer losing his job

Spicer then added: "When we have an announcement of a personnel nature, we'll let you know".

When pressed further on the issue, Spicer doubled down on his claim that he has not "sat down and asked" the president about the Russian hacking.

And while Spicer has cut back on the number of televised press briefings, he is still on the payroll as both communications director and chief spokesman.

The Associated Press also reports that conservative radio host Laura Ingraham and Daily Mail editor David Martosko have been in talks to fill senior positions in the White House communications office.

"Call me old fashioned but I think the White House of the United States of America should have the backbone to answer questions on camera", tweeted CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta. "But, the more we can do to produce a bill as it goes through this process that achieves the president's goals, that's something we can all agree on".

Spicer was the first one to face the music in lieu of White House's strategies that were unfocused most of the time. "We're here really early in the morning and really late at night available to all your questions, whether in person or over email". "I can't stay mad at you if you're out of my sight for a couple of minutes because I lack object permanence", said Colbert in his Trump impression.

Mr. Trump continues to be skeptical of any Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Reporters asked Spicer about speculations of change in the White House "press shop", and inquired as to possible changes in his role during the afternoon on-camera press briefing.

Lewandowski said the White House is looking to give Spicer more help, but said insinuations it is part of a larger shake-up were overblown. According to the Washington Post, Trump has also criticized Spicer's performance in front of other top aides after his sudden firing of FBI Director James Comey sparked outrage across the nation.

  • Zachary Reyes