White House discussing moving Spicer to senior communications role

That's the White House behind me. Some networks, like CNN, MSNBC, and C-SPAN, have instead carried the audio of the briefings live. Audio coverage was also prohibited, leaving reporters' Twitter feeds as the only real-time coverage of the back-and-forth. "I have not had a further discussion with that".

The White House did not respond to questions about the audio policy.

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

"I've said this since the beginning".

And then Spicer said little of anything. "He'll make another comment today at the technology summit. And there are days that I'll decide that the president's voice should be the one that speaks and iterate his priorities".

Spicer demanded Monday that his briefing would be off-camera and without audio, which meant journalists could report what he said but not record or broadcast it.

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The shakeup would cap off Spicer's tumultuous six-month tenure at the White House podium, which made him not only one of the administration's most prominent personalities, but also the face of the White House's unfocused messaging strategy.

"Chilling effect?" Hicks told CNNMoney. Do you think he just simply doesn't know? And the ongoing deterioration of the briefing has many media observers wondering if the briefing will eventually die out. The pre-Trump practice of airing daily press briefings at the U.S. State Department used to be held up as an example of American transparency and the briefings were watched closely by leaders around the globe. But you won't hear it or see clips of it on TV tonight.

"There are dozens and dozens of reporters, with a lot of experience", he added.

While the president would still like Spicer to do briefings from time to time, Spicer's preference is to work exclusively behind the scenes.

Acosta said on CNN that Spicer is getting to the point "where he's just kind of useless" and called the briefings "basically pointless".

"I don't know why everyone is going along with this". "The press is bored and they want to torture you, but it's part of the job".

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