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Spicer's Public Role May Be Downsized: Sources

They say Trump doesn't want him behind the podium as much

(Newser) - Expect to see a lot less of Sean Spicer. Sources tell Politico the White House press secretary will see his public role scaled way back after President Trump returns from his first foreign trip as president. They say Trump has come to "dread" Spicer's daily press briefings, which... More »

Fox News Host Says She's in Talks to Replace Spicer

Kimberly Guilfoyle wishes the current press secretary 'the best'

(Newser) - Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle tells the Mercury News she's in talks with the Trump administration about taking the White House press secretary gig. As for the current press secretary, Sean Spicer: "I wish him the best." Guilfoyle says she hasn't talked specifics with the administration,... More »

McCarthy Brings Back Spicey Time to SNL

Show has a grand time with actress' 5th time as host

(Newser) - Melissa McCarthy once again brought comic spice to Saturday Night Live: After a spate of guest appearances mocking White House press secretary Sean Spicer in recent weeks, she was back on Saturday's edition as host. McCarthy played the hot-tempered Spicer whizzing on his motorized podium through the streets of... More »

'Sean Spicer' Seen Cruising Through NYC on His Podium

That would be Melissa McCarthy as Sean Spicer

(Newser) - On Wednesday, she donned her press secretary suit to "I'm So Pretty" as she prepared to host this weekend's Saturday Night Live. On Friday, Melissa McCarthy went full-out Sean Spicer, "from the bushes to the streets" of New York City, riding her Segway-like podium right past... More »

Melissa McCarthy Transforms Into Sean Spicer in Promo

To a song from 'West Side Story'

(Newser) - Sean Spicer has said Melissa McCarthy could "dial it back a bit" when she portrays him on Saturday Night Live, but from the latest promo, it doesn't appear the actress will be taking the White House press secretary's suggestion—though she does show a softer, more show-tuney... More »

Washington Post Issues Bizarro Clarification on Sean Spicer

For the record, he wasn't in the bushes, he was 'among' them

(Newser) - The Washington Post is out with a clarification for the ages about Sean Spicer. Here it is in full:
  • "EDITOR'S NOTE: This story has been updated to more precisely describe White House press secretary Sean Spicer's location late Tuesday night in the minutes before he briefed reporters.
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Press Briefings to Have Much Less Sean Spicer This Week

Sarah Huckabee Sanders is filling in

(Newser) - Something was missing from Sean Spicer's regular press briefing Wednesday: the White House press secretary himself. CNN reports Spicer is at the Pentagon this week fulfilling his US Navy Reserve duty by serving on the media staff of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs. Filling in for him this... More »

Spicer: Obama's Advice on Flynn Not a Huge Surprise

Outgoing president made clear to Trump 'he wasn't exactly a fan'

(Newser) - White House spokesman Sean Spicer confirmed reports Monday that outgoing President Obama warned President-elect Trump about Michael Flynn. But Spicer downplayed it as informal, unsurprising advice. "It's true President Obama made it known he wasn't exactly a fan of Gen. Flynn's," said Spicer, adding that... More »

At Press Briefing, Spicer Faces Down a Bunch of Children

It was Take Your Child to Work Day at the White House

(Newser) - Sean Spicer has been accused of talking to reporters like they're children during his daily press briefings. On Thursday, they actually were children. USA Today reports the chairs usually filled by reporters were instead being used by the children of reporters and White House staff for Take Your Child... More »

McCarthy's 'Spicey' Hippity-Hops Back to SNL

Alec Baldwin returns as Trump, holds reality show

(Newser) - Melissa McCarthy and Alec Baldwin could be mistaken for Saturday Night Live cast members at this point in the season, reports NPR , as both returned Saturday in their recurring roles as Sean Spicer and President Trump, respectively. In the Cold Open, Baldwin held forth in the Oval Office, running through... More »

Spicer Apologizes for Hitler Gaffe

Democratic, Jewish groups want him to quit

(Newser) - Sean Spicer has had another try at walking back his comments about Hitler not using chemical weapons —and this time, he didn't use the phrase "Holocaust centers." The White House press secretary told CNN's Wolf Blitzer Tuesday evening that he was "trying to make... More »

Spicer's Hitler Analogy Goes Horribly Awry

'Hitler didn't even sink to the level of using chemical weapons'

(Newser) - Sean Spicer is being hit with a wave of criticism—the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect is even calling for his firing—after he said Hitler wasn't that bad compared to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, at least in one specific area. "Hitler didn't even sink to... More »

Daily Show Gives Sean Spicer a New Career

He's a natural at being a kindergarten teacher

(Newser) - Sean Spicer has already become the whipping boy for Saturday Night Live , but now another late-night show is taking a crack at him. Wednesday's Daily Show analyzed clips of the famously combative press secretary interacting with reporters and wondered : "Does @SeanSpicer treat the press like a bunch of... More »

White House Staff Skipping Correspondents' Dinner

They are 'standing in solidarity' with Trump

(Newser) - It's unlikely they're going to Samantha Bee's roast of President Trump instead, but a month after the president announced he would steer clear of the annual White House Correspondents Dinner, White House staff members are following suit. "The staff is standing in solidarity with the president,... More »

Clinton Defends Rep. Waters After O'Reilly Incident

While decrying 'indignities' faced by women doing their jobs

(Newser) - Two women who faced slights at the hands of prominent Republicans on Tuesday were defended by Hillary Clinton, who has experience in the area. Clinton, speaking at the Professional Businesswomen of California conference, decried the "indignities" women have to put up with while "simply doing their jobs,"... More »

Spicer: Trump's Golf Habit Totally Different Than Obama's

Spicer defends president's golf course meetings, too

(Newser) - Amid a plethora of headlines like the Washington Post 's recent "How much is Donald Trump’s travel and protection costing, anyway?" Sean Spicer Monday defended President Trump's golf habits. Responding to a question from Yahoo White House correspondent Hunter Walker about the 10 golf trips Trump... More »

White House Not Apologizing to UK for Spying Claim After All

Meanwhile Trump is trying to skirt responsibility for the claim

(Newser) - Not so fast: After reports the White House—specifically Sean Spicer and national security adviser HR McMaster—had apologized to the British government for claiming it helped Barack Obama spy on President Trump, the White House now says no such apology ever took place, CNN reports. "I don't... More »

In Unusual Move, British Spies Respond to Sean Spicer

GCHQ issues statement on White House allegation

(Newser) - James Bond was not working with Barack Obama to spy on Donald Trump, or so say British spy chiefs after the White House cited a report that claimed Obama had asked UK intelligence agency GCHQ to carry out surveillance at Trump Tower. The allegations cited by press secretary Sean Spicer... More »

Top Senators Reject Trump Wiretap Claim

White House stands by accusation

(Newser) - The White House is standing by its explosive allegation that former President Barack Obama ordered the wiretapping of Trump Tower phones—despite the Senate Intelligence Committee's finding that there's no evidence for the claim. "Based on the information available to us, we see no indications that Trump... More »

Trump Will Give Away $400K Salary at End of Year: Spicer

Press secretary says the media can help decide where

(Newser) - President Trump has apparently been accepting the $33,333 salary he vowed not to accept , but he's not planning to keep it. Press secretary Sean Spicer says the president, who's required under federal law to receive payment, plans to donate his annual $400,000 salary, which is paid... More »

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