Sean Spicer May Get To Choose His Own Replacement If He Quits

Conservative talk-show host Laura Ingraham appeared on Tuesday to back away from the possibility of replacing White House press secretary Sean Spicer.White House press secretary Sean Spicer had some unkind words for reporters this morning, saying on “The Laura Ingraham Show” that he thinks a lot of them just want to become “YouTube stars”.”The president has said that he will make an announcement on this”.”As far as hacking, I think it was Russian Federation, but I think we also get hacked by other countries and other people”, Trump said at a January news conference before his inauguration.Once more freewheeling exchanges, briefings have been shrinking both in length and content as Trump’s senior aides clamp down on information and contend with the president’s own lack of message discipline and preference for speaking directly to his fan base.There had been rampant speculation that spokesman Sean Spicer could be kicked upstairs, that chief of staff Reince Priebus’s head was on the chopping block and that even trusted son-in-law Jared Kushner was on the hot seat.There’s more than one way to kill a briefing.She ducked a question about her future in another interview on Fox News on Wednesday.This came after he declined to comment to Politico by using the oldest trick in the book: Saying, “I can’t hear you”, and abruptly hanging up.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. “We’ll work with you”.”I’m right here, so you can keep taking your selfies”, Spicer quipped.Pressed again for an answer – given that the heads of multiple agencies in the intelligence community, including former FBI Director James Comey, have said Russians definitely interfered in the election – he had a similar response.Pierson said that whoever serves in the press secretary role should have one trait above all others: “Firmly believe in the president and his goals”.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.He was asked if it’s true that his role is changing and “what’s in store?”