Published: Fri, May 19, 2017
World | By Paul Elliott

Daily On-Camera Press Briefings Might End for Spicer

Daily On-Camera Press Briefings Might End for Spicer

On Monday the New York Times reported on rumours within the White House that President Donald Trump would soon shake-up of his staff, bigly, "probably starting with the dismissal or reassignment of Sean Spicer, the press secretary".

"I was really stunned as the picture of the preparation and the installation in the bushes kinda took off", she said.

Guilfoyle, the ex-wife of California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, has been with Fox News since 2006.

According to the New York Daily News, the 48-year-old cable news personality added that she's known Trump for more than a decade and has had "a number of people" suggest her for Spicer's position. That prompted a stampede of reporters from the White House briefing room into the lower press gallery of the White House, where Trump's first-line defenders had few answers but an abundance of anxieties about their job security.

Spicer has democratized the press briefings and routinely calls on people not in the front row.

Via Twitter, Trump has threatened to cancel all press briefings, and he has also done so during an interview with the conservative Judge Jeanine Pirro of Fox News, claiming it's impossible for any of his surrogates-including Spicer-to accurately communicate the news coming out of his White House, as he's a "very active president".

Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle told the San Jose Mercury News that she was in talks with the Trump administration about taking a job in the White House's press operations - potentially as press secretary, USA Today reported.

According to multiple reports, the president is said to be upset that Spicer and other members of his press team often don't do a good job of communicating his message, or become confused about what the message is, and that makes his government look weak or unsure of what it is doing. He did not mention Mr. Trump's disclosure of intelligence to Russian leaders, but referred to the government officials who acted as sources for The Washington Post's scoop.

I don't know if he's the embodiment of the "Firefly" quote or if I am - but my Jesuit upbringing forces me to say the one thing I believe is right - of all of those I've met in the current administration - Sean Spicer is one of the best in it.

Through a spokesperson, Guilfoyle said on Tuesday: "As I stated in the interview, I really love what I do and my job co-hosting "The Five" is tough to beat".

The bad-news stories slammed into the White House in pitiless succession yesterday, leaving President Trump's battle-scarred West Wing aides staring at their flat screens in glassy-eyed shock. "It has to be somebody with a very close relationship, where there's trust there, there's inherent loyalty, someone who's been there from the beginning". "At the same time, life is exciting and it's about different chapters in your life, so I'm excited about the future".

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