After Sean Spicer’s rocky start. Trump is now considering hiring a communications director
Sean Spicer has had an unsuccessful start to his position as the Press Secretary of Donald Trump’s administration, and a CNN report suggests that the president regrets choosing him for the position.
CNN reports that President Trump is disappointed with Mr. Spicer’s rocky performance as the new administration’s press secretary and blames his chief of staff, Reince Priebus, for insisting on Mr. Spicer for the job.
A source said to the network that Priebus vouched for Spicer against Trump’s instincts leading to the president regretting that decision and blaming Mr. Priebus for Spicer’s poor performance.
Sean Spicer has a close relationship with Reince Priebus and has been a Republican Party operative for a long time.
However, in his first two weeks on the job, Spicer was tasked with defending numerous falsehoods pushed forth by the Trump administration and has scolded reporters, putting him in the forefront of criticism.
Not the President’s first choice:
Mr. Spicer was not the president’s first choice for press secretary, according to a CNN report.
Trump had initially wanted White House counselor Kellyanne Conway to take the role, however, she turned it down. Another candidate for the role was Fox News personality Kimberly Guilfoyle who also turned it down.
In response to the report, one senior official insisted to the network that the president is behind Mr. Spicer “100 percent”
Communications director opening:
Mr. Spicer is currently filling the position of both Press Secretary and Communications Director. The latter is a separate role that the Trump Administration is seeking to fill urgently.
The Communications Director is a position that needs to be filled “more than ever” the source told the network.