White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer declined to say whether he will be taking a new role in the Trump administration, even as speculation mounts that a shakeup is coming in the communications staff.
“I’m right here,” Spicer said at the White House press briefing on Tuesday, after he was asked about reports that his role is changing.
“So you can keep taking your selfies. Selfie folks.”
He added, “It’s no secret we have had a couple vacancies, including our communications director who has been gone for a while. We have been seeking input from individuals as far as ideas they have. We have been meeting with potential people who may be of service to this administration. I don’t think that should come as a surprise. But we are always looking for ways to do a better job of articulating the president’s message and his agenda.”
Spicer also defended the decision to hold off-camera, non-recorded briefings, as he did yesterday. CNN’s Jim Acosta chided the administration and Spicer himself for that decision, and accused the White House of “stonewalling” on answers to questions.
Spicer said that the daily briefing was “one aspect of what we do.”
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SOURCE: Variety, Ted Johnson