Spicer, who has been White House press secretary for the entire five months of the Trump presidency, has fielded dozens of questions about Russian interference without speaking to his boss about the central issue in the matter.
The White House even told journalists on Monday that that day’s off-camera briefing could not be filmed or broadcasted with audio.
“I have not sat down and asked him about his specific reaction to them, so I’d be glad to touch base and get back to you”, he said.
“If you don’t catch a hacker, okay, in the act, it’s very hard to say who did the hacking”, Trump said on CBS’s “Face the Nation”.
When the Atlantic asked Bannon on why were Spicer’s briefings downgraded and why was he mostly off camera, “Sean got fatter“, he responded in a text message.
Speculation is swirling over the fate of White House press secretary Sean Spicer.
A former strategist on the Republican National Committee, Spicer is reportedly considering taking on a more strategic role in the Trump administration that would keep him off camera, according to the Associated Press. “I don’t think a lot of people turn the president down on anything he asks them to do”. As per Politico and Bloomberg, the White House is reevaluating Spicer’s role. “The former Federal Bureau of Investigation director said that without a doubt, the Russians -” the reporter said. He added that the White House press team is very available and that the briefing is just one avenue to be available to the press.
Spicer has frequently made headlines for his fiery responses and sometimes inaccurate statements at briefings.
“The White House using fat shaming to justify increased opacity”.
That Spicer has become an object of ridicule for “Saturday Night Live” and the late-night shows has not been lost on the right.
The president has long seen himself as his most effective spokesman, and has faulted his communications team for much of the early turbulence at the White House as well as the backlash from the firing of FBI Director James Comey.