Sean Spicer is interviewing his own replacement

CNN reporter shreds 'stonewalling' White House — and says Sean Spicer is 'just kind of useless'

CNN's Jim Acosta chided the White House and Press Secretary Sean Spicer on Monday after he said reporters were prohibited from recording video or audio of a press gaggle on Monday.

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

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The daily briefings from the White House podium were frequently broadcast live on the major cable news networks and his combative back-and-forths with reporters soon earned him a lampooning on NBC's "Saturday Night Live", where actress Melissa McCarthy's portrayal of him has become a national sensation.

At the briefing, Spicer said that he has not gotten an answer as to whether President Trump believes in climate change.

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On May 12, three days after he fired Comey, Trump said the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director better hope that there are no "tapes" of their conversations before Comey starts leaking to the press. Comey has said, "Lordy, I hope there are tapes". "It feels like we're sort of slowly but but surely being dragged into what is a new normal in this country". Spicer and his deputy, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, have been decreasing the number of press gaggles they hold and how long they stay at them, according to The Washington Post. Instead, he'll be promoted to a position overseeing both White House communications strategy and press relations-part of a broader restructure after communications director Michael Dubke resigned last month. "That is the only conclusion one can draw, that when they give us answers, it somehow reads better in print".

Spicer was asked about the prohibition on cameras and audio during the briefing, suggesting that the reason was to ensure that Trump was given the spotlight.

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"Spicer should be elevated and if he's not, I would not blame him for leaving", a White House official told Politico. "He'll make another comment today at the technology summit. Sean is indispensable and I think the president knows that".

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