Chelsea Clinton: Steve Bannon of 'fat shamed' Spicer in text

"I have not sat down and talked to him about that specific thing", Spicer said, resorting to the fallback answer he frequently gives in response to hard or controversial questions - that he has not had a chance to ask the president his views. I know there was some chatter today, I know the president has been on the phone extensively with the leader [Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.)] and with key Senators.

"I'm not sure if that's the role I would pick for myself", Ingraham said.

Trump's lawyer has said the president isn't under investigation and Trump has denied any collusion with Russian Federation.

Soon after Atlantic reporter Rosie Gray published her story with Bannon's (maybe joking?) comment, former first daughter and salty social media user Chelsea Clinton quickly called out Bannon's comment as "fat shaming". Moreover, POLITICO also revealed that Spicer might be interviewing his own potential replacements - and that he reportedly already has two candidates in mind.

You know, it just strikes me that [White House press secretary] Sean Spicer, Karen, still can not answer the question as to whether he thinks Russian Federation meddled.

Spicer - asked for a simple yes or no answer as to whether the president believes Russian government interfered in the 2016 election - said he's never had the opportunity to discuss that question with the president.

Spicer also defended the decision to hold off-camera, non-recorded briefings, as he did yesterday. "I don't know." He said he could "go along with Russian Federation", but that it also, "Could've been China, could've been a lot of groups".

During the briefing, Mr Spicer suggested that changes may be coming.

During past administrations, the press secretary spent hours prepping for the briefing, often by querying the president personally in order to speak properly on his behalf.

Trump was apparently none too pleased earlier this year when Spicer was portrayed on "Saturday Night Live" by Melissa McCarthy, a sketch so successful it was stretched across the show's entire season.

In the past, Trump has referred to the investigation into Russian interference as "fake news".

  • Leroy Wright