A senior administration official and three people familiar with the potential changes say Spicer has discussed taking a more senior communications role at the White House.
But the American public didn’t get to see how Spicer dealt with those questions on Monday, and Acosta has his thoughts as to why.
After yet another day when the White House refused to conduct its briefing on camera, or even allow audio of the briefing to be broadcast, CNN’s Jim Acosta let it be known that he’d had enough. He has been the subject of recurring skits by comic Melissa McCarthy on “Saturday Night Live” and his afternoon briefings have garnered strong ratings. Some days, there has been no briefing at all.
Instead, he’ll be promoted to a position overseeing both White House communications strategy and press relations-part of a broader restructure after communications director Michael Dubke resigned last month. The Trump administration, however, has had trouble filling a number of posts, and the communications shop is no different.
The White House press briefing banned cameras, according to the below tweet from Ali Vitali, a White House reporter for NBC News, because President Trump wanted his voice to be the one that speaks. Daily Mail editor David Martosko was not interviewed, according to Bloomberg.
The next day, Mr Spicer was absent from the briefing room podium, giving rise to more speculation about his job.
The White House press briefing included Spicer sending thoughts and prayers to the London attack victims at the Finsbury Park Mosque that were hit by a van, as reported by the Inquisitr. The White House is refusing to answer those questions on camera, or in any kind of fashion where we can record the audio. Asked if the president still has full confidence in his deputy attorney general, Rod J. Rosenstein, Spicer replied, “The president has confidence in everyone who serves him in this administration”.