Politics Laura Ingraham Said to Be a Leading Candidate to Replace Spicer

04:06  20 june  2017
04:06  20 june  2017 Source:   Mediaite

Spicer: White House reporters trying to be 'YouTube stars'

  Spicer: White House reporters trying to be 'YouTube stars' White House press secretary Sean Spicer went after reporters complaining about the limited number of on-camera news briefings recently, saying many of them "want to become YouTube stars.""There's a lot of them that want to become YouTube stars and ask some snarky question that's been asked eight times," Spicer said Wednesday during an interview with conservative talk radio host Laura Ingraham's Lifezette.

According to the website, conservative commentator Laura Ingraham interviewed for the job last week with Spicer and White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus. The fact that Ingraham is in the mix for the high-profile job is surprising on a number of levels.

It’s unclear whether such a change in Spicer ’s role would be just the beginning of the gradual exit out of the White House, but it’s safe to say the prospect of Spicer being replaced is not at all far-fetched. Laura Ingraham . She hasn’t been rumored as a candidate for the job, and yet she already works

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As part of a report that White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer is about to yield the briefing room podium in favor of a job overseeing White House communications, Politico floated the name of a leading contender, and it’s a name with which Fox News viewers are undoubtedly quite familiar.

According to the website, conservative commentator Laura Ingraham interviewed for the job last week with Spicer and White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus.

The fact that Ingraham is in the mix for the high-profile job is surprising on a number of levels. First, she’s been more critical of the President than other supporters in the conservative media. She urged him to back off the Freedom Caucus during the bitter health care debate which drove a wedge through the party.

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Conservative talk radio host Laura Ingraham said she is 'honored' to be under consideration to be the press secretary for President-elect Donald Trump's presidential administration when it begins next year, she told Fox News Monday night.

Laura Ingraham , a conservative talk radio host and Fox News contributor who recently was in contention for a job in President-elect Donald Trump's administration, said Tuesday that she's open to running for the United States Senate in Related: Trump picks Sean Spicer as press secretary.

She also criticized Trump for his Twitter usage in a recent appearance on Fox & Friends, saying that he was unlikely to emerge victorious in a PR battle with former FBI Director James Comey by firing off some Tweets.

“You’re not going to win that through tweeting, you’re going to win that through, you know, smart organization of your legal team and a great strategy,” Ingraham said. “But you’re not going to win it through the Twitter war.”

Ingraham has also alienated a number of major news organizations that she’d be dealing with on a daily basis at the podium. In December, she called ABC, NBC, and The Washington Postworse than irrelevant.

A recent WaPo report contained this tidbit about Ingraham potentially joining the White House comms team:

In addition, Laura Ingraham, a conservative talk-radio host and Trump friend, discussed joining the White House but made clear to officials that she is more comfortable remaining outside as a vocal Trump ally because of her many broadcasting and media commitments, officials said.

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Spicer says he hasn't talked to Trump about Russian election meddling .
White House press secretary Sean Spicer said on Tuesday that he had not yet spoken to President Trump about whether he believes Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election. "I have not sat down and talked to him about that specific thing. Obviously, we've been dealing with a lot of other issues today," Spicer told reporters at his daily press briefing.The U.S. intelligence community concluded in a report made public in Jan uary that Russia orchestrated a hacking and influence campaign to swing the election in Trump's favor.

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