White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer announced on Monday that he would be moving to a new role in the Trump administration.
Rumors of Spicer being replaced were rampant over the last several weeks, but now the transition is official.
“We have sought input from many people as we look to expand our communications operation. As he did in the beginning, Spicer is managing both the communications and press office,” the White House said in a statement Monday, according to Fox Business News.
Conservative Tribune reports:
Spicer will no longer be handling day-to-day media duties, which include the highly popular daily White House briefings. Instead, he will oversee communications for the entire administration, which include managing the press office, as well as other divisions of the communications department.
The position, which has not been given an official title, is considered to be a promotion for Spicer.
Politico reported that Spicer has approached Fox News contributor and radio host Laura Ingraham and Daily Mail Editor David Martosko while looking for candidates to replace him at the White House podium.
“It’s no secret we’ve had a couple vacancies, including our communications director, who’s [been] gone for a while,” Spicer said Tuesday when asked about the move.
“We’ve been meeting with potential people that may be of service to this administration. I don’t think that should come as any surprise, but we’re always looking for ways to do a better job of articulating the president’s message and his agenda.” he said, according to Politico.
Some potential replacements include Sarah Huckabee Sanders, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee’s daughter, Ingraham, or even Martosko.
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