Sean Spicer is interviewing his own replacement

Sean Spicer is interviewing his own replacement”

But the American public didn't get to see how Spicer, the White House press secretary, dealt with those questions on Monday, and Acosta has his thoughts as to why.

According to CNN, Spicer's appearances for regular press briefings have decreased in the wake of White House shake-up plans. Mike Dubke, who had been in that job for less than three months, resigned in May.

David Martosko, the US political editor of London's Daily Mail, who covered the president's campaign, has also interviewed for senior communications jobs, according to a person familiar with the interviews who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the private deliberations.

Spicer offered a different explanation during the briefing. "The president owes him this much for all he's done for him".

"The White House press secretary is getting to a point, Brooke, where he's just kind of useless", Acosta said.

With the upcoming changes, Spicer will assume a supervisory role over both the press and communications offices.

"When Sean Spicer...comes in, and just says, you can't record the video or audio from these briefings...that wouldn't be tolerated at city council meetings", Acosta told Brooke Baldwin during "CNN Newsroom" Monday afternoon. His performances inspired a scathing parody by "Saturday Night Live", with actress Melissa McCarthy delivering a gender-bending portrayal of the press secretary as a short, shrill buffoon.

Acosta went on to say that reporters asked a variety of questions on hot-button issues like the Republicans' forthcoming health care bill, Trump's opinions on climate change, whether he's been taping conversations in the White House and whether he could fire the special prosecutor looking into possible connections to Russian Federation.

Mr Spicer had stumbles of his own. His comments ignored Hitler's use of gas chambers to kill Jews. She said that the briefing is useful for both the press and the president.

Acosta said Spicer would not say whether President Trump has tapes of ex-FBI Director James Comey, or whether he believes in climate change. "No decisions have been made". That's the White House behind me.

Who will replace Spicer if he leaves the podium?

That message was torpedoed two days later when Mr Trump said in an interview with NBC News that he meant to fire Mr Comey regardless of Mr Rosenstein's advice.

Spicer and Priebus have had preliminary discussions with Ingraham and interviewed Martosko, according to the White House official.

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