White House Doesn't Want Its 'Evasive Answers' On Tape — CNN Reporter

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"As he did in the beginning, Sean Spicer is managing both the communications and press office", administration officials said.

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer is likely moving away from the microphone. It just doesn't make any sense to me. Acosta warned that these events are being allowed to become "a new normal, where the President of the United States is allowed to insulate himself from answering hard questions".

He also complained about President Donald Trump doing small press conferences and answering questions from conservative outlets.

In the Fox News report, Spicer is said to be taking on an elevated role in the administration where he would oversee communications for the entire administration.

Several journalists on Monday took to Twitter to report that, once again, the daily press briefing would not be broadcast live on TV or on the radio.

Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will brief reporters from now on as the White House looks for a replacement. Reporters were simply told "TBD" on Sunday night. "You know, if he can't come out and answer the questions and they're just not going to do this on-camera or audio, why are we even having these briefings or these gaggles in the first place?"

More and more of Spicer's briefings have been off-camera in recent weeks, including Monday's.

The White House has been looking at ways to improve on this front. They have also taken the absurd and unprecedented step of making the daily White House schedule "not reportable". WHCA President Jeff Mason did not immediately respond for comment. "That is the only conclusion one can draw, that when they give us answers, it somehow reads better in print".

Acosta said on CNN that Spicer is getting to the point "where he's just kind of useless" and called the briefings "basically pointless".

"I don't know what world we're living in right now, Brooke".

"They bring us into the briefing room here at the White House and they wont answer these questions on camera, or let us record the audio. It's like we're just covering bad reality television".

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