Spicer taking on new White House role

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White House correspondent Jim Acosta reports on Twitter that Spicer could move into a new senior role with White House communications, which would open the spot at his podium.

According to the network's White House correspondent, John Roberts, Spicer will no longer act as press secretary. "If he can't come out and answer the questions and they're not going to do this on camera or audio, why are we even having these briefings or these gaggles in the first place?"

At the briefing, Spicer said that he has not gotten an answer as to whether President Trump believes in climate change.

"I don't know why everybody is going along with this", a frustrated Acosta vented to CNN host Brooke Baldwin.

Discussions on reorganizing the White House communications operation are still preliminary, though, Bloomberg reported Monday, citing two people familiar with the matter. It just doesn't make any sense to me. The administration has yet to name a replacement to take over his duties as press secretary, though they have indicated they are very fond of Sarah Huckabee Sanders, according to Fox News' John Roberts.

Spicer began his tenure as White House press secretary by taking to the White House briefing room and criticizing reporters for the coverage of Trump's inauguration crowd size.

When asked when the Trump administration would release a statement about the recordings, Spicer stated, "So it's possible that we have an answer to that by the end of this week".

"Maybe I'm old-fashioned, but I think that the White House for the United States of America should have these questions answered on camera so we can see what they're saying", he said.

"I don't understand why we covered that gaggle today, quite honestly, Brooke", Acosta said.