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Trump Reportedly Considering Making Press Briefings Weekly And Screening Reporter Questions

It’s no secret that Donald Trump is no fan of the White House daily press briefing — or his long suffering press secretary Sean Spicer.

Now a new report from the New York Times suggests the Commander in Chief is considering radical changes to the format including limiting the event to once a week and requiring reporters to submit questions to the White House in advance.

Per the Times:

Some of Mr. Trump’s outside advisers, including the Fox News host Sean Hannity, have urged him to curtail the freewheeling — and often embarrassing — barrage of questions. Mr. Trump has been particularly irked by CNN, and other allies such as former House Speaker Newt Gingrich have suggested banning the cable network.

In his first on-camera press briefing in quite some time, Spicer confirmed that the White House was looking to beef up the communications team and suggested — sort of — that his time behind the podium may be nigh.

Of course, the actual nuts and bolts process of finding a regular replacement for Spicer — even once a week —  is already proving to be a challenge. Television personalities Laura Ingraham and Kimberly Guilfoyle have been floated as names but both ideas seems stagnant.

With Trump’s habit of publicly undermining his surrogates, Spicer’s job might be the least desirable one in D.C.

… but hey, there’s always Sarah Huckabee Sanders!

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