Daytime TV is about to get a lot less fun.
According to a Politico report on Thursday, press secretary Sean Spicer will no longer do daily, on-camera briefings after the president’s trip abroad.
The move is reportedly part of a broader shake-up of Trump’s communications team as mounting scandals continue to dog the White House.
Spicer, however, is expected to keep his senior role in the administration, one official told Politico, although not everybody’s buying it:
my guess, Spicer will be dismissed. WH will say new spox needs time to get acclimated, so no briefings for week; then only 2-3x a week
Meanwhile, we’ll likely see a lot more of deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who was thrown into the fire last week when Spicer was absent during the flare-up over Trump’s decision to fire FBI director James Comey.
Of course, Spicer’s woes in front of the camera have been well covered, including Melissa McCarthy’s impersonation on “Saturday Night Live.”
Some, like CBS News’s Alex Wagner, believe McCarthy’s depiction may have played a part in this latest development.
SNL/Melissa McCarthy can claim its first scalp: “Trump weighs downsizing Spicer’s public role” https://t.co/xOsvj5RywD
Judging from the outpouring on Twitter in the wake of the report, he will clearly be missed… kinda.
BREAKING: Melissa McCarthy faces career setback. https://t.co/xqaJBJQ6uN
Thus ends the best reality-TV show since The Apprentice… “Sean Spicer no longer expected to give daily briefings” https://t.co/dNXVcLii8t
BREAKING: Mike Flynn is in a white Ford Bronco on the LA Freeway. Sean Spicer is believed to be driving. pic.twitter.com/TspDqVlLBn