Sean Spicer Might Be Done As Press Secretary And People Are Being So, So Kind

by John Haltiwanger
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It seems Sean Spicer's tenure as the White House press secretary might soon come to an end.

He's reportedly going to transition into a behind-the-scenes role, and will no longer be stepping up to the podium for daily press briefings.

According to The Washington Post, if the rumors are true and Spicer does leave the job soon, his time in the role will be "historically short."

On Tuesday, Spicer declined to deny he will no longer be press secretary, which many interpreted as a confirmation he's stepping away from the role.

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Spicer said,

Look, it's no secret we've had a couple vacancies, including a communications director who's [been] gone for a while. We've been seeking input from individuals, as far as ideas that they have, and we've been meeting with potential people that may be of service to this administration. I don't think that should come as any surprise.

He added,

But we're always looking for ways to do a better job of articulating the president's message and his agenda, and we'll continue to have those discussions internally. When we have an announcement of a personnel nature, we'll let you know.

Spicer has had a contentious relationship with the media from his very first day, and has provided a number of outrageous moments in a short period.

At times, his antics have been amusing, which has led to some highly memorable Saturday Night Live sketches (shoutout to Melissa McCarthy for being the real MVP).

But Spicer has also managed to offend a lot of people, and at times has arguably made certain awkward situations worse than they already were for the Trump administration.

With that said, a lot of people are happy to hear Spicer might not be press secretary for much longer.

In fact, some people "love" it.

Spicer is reportedly leading the search for his replacement, and is rumored to have reached out to Fox News contributor Laura Ingraham about the role.