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Chelsea Clinton calls out Steve Bannon for 'fat shaming' Sean Spicer

Chelsea Clinton calls out Steve Bannon for 'fat shaming' Sean Spicer

The two leading candidates reported to be in the running to replace Press Secretary Sean Spicer withdrew their names from consideration Tuesday.

Spicer smiled during a question about the validity of the reports, saying, "I'm right here", as if to say clearly no immediate change had been made.

When a reporter followed up by noting that 16 intelligence agencies believe that the Russians did interfere, and former FBI Director James Comey said as much in his congressional testimony, Spicer reiterated that he couldn't answer because he hadn't spoken with Trump.

'We have sought input from many people as we look to expand our communications operation.

He also didn't offer much when asked what action the Trump administration plans to take following the death of Otto Warmbier, an American college student who died Monday just days after being released from a North Korean prison. "When we have an announcement of a personal nature, we'll let you know".

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Around the same time, Reince Priebus, then the incoming White House chief of staff, said on "Fox News Sunday" that Trump accepts that Russian Federation was behind the interference. He asserted that data reflects that the President has had a significant level of interaction with the press when compared to previous administrations.

"As far as hacking, I think it was Russia", Trump said in January during a press conference.

On Tuesday morning, researcher Brian Klaas tweeted an Atlantic article about the dearth of White House briefings in the Trump administration. Also, the White House has started releasing its own transcripts of the press briefings and Q&A sessions, since reporters aren't allowed to record anything anymore. So Spicer will appear on TV at least one more time, until he finds a replacement, is fired, loses some weight, the briefings are canceled or he finds a bush to hide behind again. "Saturday Night Live" has poked fun at him mercilessly.

Trump threatened in May to shut down daily press briefings and told Fox News Channel at the time that Spicer was 'doing a good job, but he gets beat up'. However, White House chief strategist, Steve Bannon, actually provided a reason as to why Spicer wasn't speaking to the media that often.