Spicer is now interviewing candidates to replace him as he prepares to move into a higher role overseeing communications for the entire administration, according to reports.
The White House Correspondents' Association has expressed concern when traditional access is denied, but has stopped short of advocating for a boycott. "It's just freaky, I don't know what world we're living in, we're standing at the White House, and they bring us into the briefing room... and they won't answer these questions on camera!" A release went out on Monday morning informing them that there would be an off-camera press gaggle in the White House briefing room.
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer didn't take questions from Politico or The Washington Post during the briefing, an unusual decision that was also flagged by reporters. "It just doesn't make any sense to me", he added.
In addition to briefings occurring less frequently, Spicer and Sanders increasingly fail to give adequate answers to basic questions, such as whether the president believes in climate change.
White House press secretary Sean Spicer held an off-camera press "gaggle", but no cameras or audio were allowed. "They're acting like cry babies because they can't cover things the way that they want, ' but, ya know, maybe I am old fashion, Brooke but I think that The White House for the United States of America Should have these questions answered on camera so we can see what they are saying".
Acostanoted that Trump has not done a "full blown press conference" since February and said the briefings are "basically pointless" if they are not filmed or recorded.
Acosta said, "The White House Press Secretary is getting to a point where he is kind of useless".
"But unfortunately, at this White House, we wouldn't have the video or audio to show you the answer to that question because of the stonewalling that we're getting over here at the White House".
Tech CEOs to visit White House
Each CEO was also invited to bring what the official described as a "plus one" to the event who has expertise on these topics. Those eager to see tech execs do just that "are asking them to act like Trump instead of acting strategically and clever".
26 injured as Chinese flight hits turbulence in China
Another passenger said there was strong turbulence twice and minor turbulence three times during the 10 minute ordeal. Images show a gaping hole across the engine casing of the Airbus A330, which departed at 8.30pm on June 11.