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Chelsea Clinton: Steve Bannon of 'fat shamed' Spicer in text

28 June 2017

On Tuesday morning, Clinton called out Bannon for "fat shaming" the White House press secretary as a way to "justify increased opacity" in President Trump's administration.

The Twitter spat comes as United States media reported the White House is considering moving Mr Spicer to a more senior communications role.

And while Spicer has cut back on the number of televised press briefings, he is still on the payroll as both communications director and chief spokesman. We've been seeking input from people as far as what ideas they might have, we've been meeting with potential people that may be of service to this administration.

In his almost five months on the job, Spicer has become something of a punching bag for Trump, who notably excluded the devout Catholic from a meeting with the Pope.

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"I was honored to briefly discuss the possibility of joining President Trump's administration as press secretary or in another senior role", Martosko said in a statement Tuesday.

"When we have an announcement of a personnel nature, we'll let you know", he added.

The White House even told journalists on Monday that that day's off-camera briefing could not be filmed or broadcasted with audio.

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

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"I think it was Russia", Trump said. But there is no massive White House shake-up coming, it's not going to happen.

A new round of stories started circulating that the White House was looking to replace Spicer.

That Spicer has become an object of ridicule for "Saturday Night Live" and the late-night shows has not been lost on the right.

President Donald Trump reacting to poor reviews of Spicer's performance at the job tweeted about doing away with the briefings all together earlier this year.

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Spicer accused reporters of asking the same question over and over in the hopes of getting a good soundbite that will boost their own profile. Whether Bannon is speaking for himself or the president wasn't clear, but many weren't amused.

Chelsea Clinton: Steve Bannon of 'fat shamed' Spicer in text