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Spicer seeks more strategic role at White House

The White House is mulling a new role for White House press secretary Sean Spicer that would take him away from the podium and into a different role inside the West Wing, a White House official said Monday. Ingraham said on Fox News Tuesday that the job is not something she’s “dying to do”.White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer was criticized by reporters for holding his daily briefing off-camera on Monday.Considering Spicer’s troubles, and the man he’s working for, it’s not particularly surprising that press briefings have been consistently scaled back to be less and less informative.Baldwin suggested that perhaps Spicer “just simply doesn’t know” what President Donald Trump believes on the issues.Each evening, the White House sends reporters the White House schedule for the following day.”I don’t know what world we’re living in right now, Brooke”, Acosta said.”The president has said that he will make an announcement on this”.Acosta’s remarks come following the White House communications team ban on recording press briefings on camera. It’s hard, after all, to stick to one’s talking points when serving a president who doesn’t hesitate to admit, on national television, that he fired the director of the F.B.I. because he was investigating “this Russian Federation thing”.And as Spicer interviews job candidates, he has been pushing to transition into a new role more senior to both the communications director and press secretary. Now, as opposed to the daily, on-camera briefing, Spicer has more routinely favored off-camera press gaggles.Neither Spicer nor deputy press secretary Sarah Sanders responded to queries about the changes to the briefings.Since assuming the role of press secretary in January, Spicer’s briefings have become something of a spectacle – with vague or outlandish answers to reporters’ questions.A new round of stories started circulating that the White House was looking to replace Spicer. Some blame Spicer’s inability to keep ahead of Trump’s lies, others in the media say that whether they are broadcast or not, they are not particularly useful to either the media or the public.