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Trump tweetstorms wash away White House press briefings

21 June 2017

Top Trump adviser Steve Bannon reportedly said the reason White House press briefings were happening off camera lately was because "Sean got fatter", and Chelsea Clinton is pissed.

However, as time went on, Spicer came under fire for how he handled the daily press briefings at the White House. "We've been meeting with potential people".

In the first on-camera White House press briefing in over a week press secretary Sean Spicer responded to a question about Russian hacking in the 2016 election with an eyebrow-raising claim.

Sean Spicer, the embattled press secretary, spoke for 30 minutes Tuesday and didn't answer a number of basic questions, including whether the president believes Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 election and whether Trump had seen the hotly debated Senate health care bill. "When we have an announcement of a personnel nature we'll let you know".

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Press briefings have seen drastic changes over the past few months with restrictions on off-camera briefings, cabinet members being drafted in to discuss specific issues and Spicer's role being shared with deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

The author of the Atlantic article, Rosie Gray, tweeted Tuesday that "we're already several steps further into the "Sean got fatter" controversy than I thought we would be".

"I've said it since the beginning, the President spoke today, he was on camera".

He has been filling both the press secretary role, but also the communications director role since Mike Dubke resigned from that role last month.

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On "Fox & Friends" this morning, Ingraham said she's open to a position in the White House if it's a role in which she could do well and advance President Trump's agenda.

According to The Washington Post, the White House has not officially confirmed Spicer's departure nor has it publicly indicated whether or not he is directly involved in the search for new communications team hires.

Spicer, 45, is rumored to be promoted to a role that oversees the Trump administration's news and communications operations, though he told reporters Tuesday that "I'm right here".

"The president clearly wants a bill that has heart in it", Spicer said.

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Trump tweetstorms wash away White House press briefings