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What is the point of Sean Spicer's briefings?

What is the point of Sean Spicer's briefings?

It hasn't yet been announced that Spicer has officially been promoted from press secretary to communications chief, but reports indicate the White House is actively re-evaluating Spicer's current role and even looking for communications department replacements.

"I don't think a lot of people turn the president down on anything he asks them to do", she added.

"So you can keep taking your selfies".

"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. We'll continue to have those discussions internally.

Conservative talk-show host Laura Ingraham appeared on Tuesday to back away from the possibility of replacing White House press secretary Sean Spicer. She declined further comment on the potential changes.

That's what Spicer claimed Tuesday afternoon during the first on-camera press briefing in over a week.

"There is no White House shake-up coming", former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski said on Fox & Friends. So the position of press secretary would need to be filled.

Spicer said that the daily briefing was "one aspect of what we do".

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"The president has said that he will make an announcement on this".

The Trump spokesman indicated before he left that no changes would be made in at least the next 24 hours.

Spicer also defended the decision to hold off-camera, non-recorded briefings, as he did yesterday.

Spicer's first TV appearance as press secretary came on January 21, when he came to the press room to deliver a statement that chided reporters on the way that they characterized the size of the inauguration crowds.

Spicer has already seen his public role diminish in recent weeks.

Bloomberg reported that, according to sources familiar with the situation, if Spicer leaves, he will likely take a more senior role in the communications office that is "behind-the-scenes" and focused on broader communications strategy and messaging.

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.


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