Thursday, May 11, 2017
Sean Spicer could be out after debacle defending Trump
NYPOST/by Bob Fredericks
Embattled White House spokesman Sean Spicer may be getting less face time on TV following a shipwreck of a performance defending President Trump’s decision to fire the FBI chief, a new report said Wednesday.
A CNN reporter, citing sources, said high level administration officials — including Trump himself — were evaluating whether to replace Spicer with his backup, Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
“WH sources: Highest levels incl. POTUS evaluating Sanders subbing for Spicer in briefing room.
Last night an ‘embarrassment.. disaster,’ reporter Jim Acosta tweeted.
Sanders handled Wednesday’s press briefing with aplomb, and will conduct briefings through the end of the week, the White House said.
The switch followed a disastrous impromptu news conference outside the White House Tuesday night in which Spicer hid behind some bushes until TV cameramen turned out their lights and agreed not to take video of the briefing.