President Donald Trump has hinted that Sean Spicer may not retain his position as press secretary in the near future.
The Daily Mail reports,
When the host asked Trump twice if Spicer would be the press secretary ‘tomorrow’, he dodged the question on both occasions. The president responded the first time: ‘Well, he’s doing a good job, but he gets beat up’ .
‘He’s been there from the beginning,’ he said the second time, equally as coy, as he refused to confirm if Spicer is retaining his job.
Expanding more about the pressure he says Spicer has faced in communicating with the media, especially amid the controversy surrounding the firing of FBI Director James Comey, Trump said: ‘He just gets beat up by these people, and again you know they don’t show the 90 questions that they asked and answered properly. I’m saying if they’re off just a little bit, just a little bit, it’s the big story.’
The controversy began on Tuesday, when the White House announced that Comey had been fired, apparently because of how he had handled the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server last November. In a letter, Trump said he had acted on the recommendation of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
Using this thread, Kellyanne Conway, Sarah Huckabee – the deputy press secretary – and even Vice President Mike Pence defended the president’s actions. But Trump later rendered their defense baseless when he said he had already decided to fire Comey before Rosenstein was even appointed.
‘I was going to fire Comey — my decision. There is no good time to do it, by the way,’ Trump told NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt.
‘I was going to fire regardless of the recommendation,’ he said.
His team came under fire and Trump has been on the defense ever since, and has been considering a ‘the most far-reaching shake-up’ of his controversial 113-day term, West Wing officials told the New York Times.
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