Spicer promoted to new role in White House
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer will no longer be handling day-to-day press duties, including the press briefings, according to White House officials.
“We have sought input from many people as we look to expand our communications operation. As he did in the beginning, Sean Spicer is managing both the communications and press office,” the White House said in a statement Monday.
The role is similar to a deputy chief of staff in charge of communications where he will formulate and coordinate communications from the White House Press Office and White House communications staff. Spicer will remain in charge of the WHPO.
Spicer has been acting as the communications director since Mike Dubke resigned on June 2nd due to personal reasons.
The role will more closely resemble the communications director and chief strategist positions he held for the RNC.
Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and leaders of various government agencies will likely continue heading up the White House press briefings as they have in previous weeks.