The Trump administration got off to a busy start following the president’s inauguration on Jan. 20, 2017 and it is reportedly seeking a new communications director to “lighten the load” of White House press secretary Sean Spicer, according to sources who spoke with CNN.
Sources told CNN the president is not thrilled with Spicer’s performance over the last few weeks. (Perhaps President Trump is more upset that Spicer was portrayed by a woman on SNL last week.)
In the weeks since the Trump administration took office, Spicer has acted as both press secretary and communications director, positions usually filled by two staffers.
Trump is reportedly upset with former RNC chairman and current White House chief of staff Reince Priebus’ decision to fill the press and communications position with Spicer. “Priebus vouched for Spicer and against Trump’s instincts,” the source told CNN. The source added that President Trump “regrets it every day and blames Priebus.”
According to CNN, citing multiple anonymous sources, Spicer was not a top pick for press secretary. However, senior administration officials insisted the president supports Spicer “100 percent.”