“I’ve said it since the beginning — the president spoke today, he was on camera,” Spicer explained. “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.”
The White House Correspondents Association has criticised the lack of media availability and has said it would “object” to any move by the Trump administration to cancel the briefings.
Melissa McCarthy as Sean Spicer
Reports say Spicer is being moved away from his role as press secretary and the White House is looking for a replacement, with conservative radio host Laura Ingraham and London’s Daily Mail’s US political editor David Martosko in the running.
Last month, Trump suggested ending the briefings that have been a routine part of past administrations.
“Well, just don’t have them,” Mr Trump said on Fox News. “Unless I have them every two weeks and I do them myself, we don’t have them. I think it’s a good idea.”
This article originally appeared in the New York Post and is republished here with permission.