Report: Trump Mulling Spicer Replacement After Press Secretary Fumbles Comey Announcement

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National political reporter for Axios, Jonathan Swan, reports that President Trump has been discussing a replacement for Sean Spicer after the White House Press Secretary appeared to have fumbled yesterday's announcement concerning the dismissal of FBI Director James Comey.

As Newsweek and the Washington Post tell it, Spicer had planned to email a statement announcing Comey's termination Tuesday afternoon - however he was apparently having technical difficulties. Unable to send the announcement, Spicer stood in the doorway of the press office around 5:40 p.m. and ended up "shouting a statement to reporters who happened to be nearby."

At 5:41 or so, reporters began to tweet the news - and nine minutes later at 5:50 pm EST, Spicer issued a tweet with the announcement:

Then, Spicer stepped outside

After a brief interview with Fox's Lou Dobbs, Spicer apparently stepped over to some bushes and ordered reporters to turn their lights off - allegedly refusing to be filmed and "hiding in among the bushes."

“Just turn the lights off. Turn the lights off,” he ordered. “We'll take care of this. ... Can you just turn that light off?”

(A correction from WaPo on Spicer's spatial relationship to the bushes)

For about 10 minutes, Spicer answered questions surrounding Comey's firing - repeatedly circling back to the fact that Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein had made the assessment and recommendation to fire Comey in light of how he handled the Clinton email investigation during the 2016 election.

Spicer then thanked reporters for their time and reentered the White House.

Spicer's gettin' dissed on Twitter

Now that blood is in the water, Spicer's detractors are piling on...

Out the rest of the week

Deputy White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders filled in for Spicer today - and is expected to address journalists throughout the rest of the week.

Is this the end of the road for Sean Spicer? Will the Spice stop flowing? Or is all of this simply WaPo and Newsweek piling on a Press Secretary caught flat footed by a President who stayed mum on Comey's firing until the last minute in an effort flush out leakers?

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decentralisedscrutinizer's picture


Almost all the world’s economic and political problems revolve around the hegemony of a global corporate cartel, which is headquartered in the US because this is where their military force resides. The only way to regain our sovereignty as a constitutional republic is to severely curtail the privileges of any corporation doing business here. As a free nation, we really have to stop granting corporate charters to just any “suit” that comes along without fulfilling a defined social value in return. The "Divine Right Of Kings” should not apply to fictitious entities just because they are “Too Big To Fail”. We can't take the incorporation of private transnational banks for granted anymore. The government must be held responsible only to the electorate, not fictitious entities, if we are ever to restore sanity, much less prosperity, to the world.




It was a loophole in our Constitution that allowed corporate charters to be so easily obtained it created a swamp of corruption around our capital. It is a swamp that can't be drained at this point because the Constitution  doesn’t provide a drain. This 28th amendment is intended to install that drain so Congress can pull the plug ASAP. As a matter of political practicality we must rely on the Article 5 Convention for which the electorate will need consensus beforehand. Seriously; an Article 5 Constitutional Convention could solve that problem in days. This is what I think it will take to save the world; and nobody gets hurt:




28th Amendment


Corporations are not persons in any sense of the word and shall be granted only those rights and privileges that Congress deems necessary for the well-being of the People. Congress shall provide legislation defining the terms and conditions of corporate charters according to their purpose; which shall include, but are not limited to:


1, prohibitions against any corporation;


a, owning another corporation,


b, becoming economically indispensable or monopolistic, or


c, otherwise distorting the general economy;


2, prohibitions against any form of interference in the affairs of;


a, government,


b, education, or


c, news media, and


3, provisions for;


a, the auditing of standardized, current, and transparent account books, and


b, the establishment of a state and municipal-owned banking system


c, civil and criminal penalties to be suffered by corporate executives for violation of the terms of a corporate charter.




The Founders had to fight a bloody Revolutionary War to win our right to incorporate as a nation – the USA. But then, for whatever reason, our Founders granted the greediest businessmen among them unrestricted corporate charters with enough potential capital & power to compete with the individual States, smaller sovereign nations, and eventually to buy out the Federal government itself. Now that these fictitious entities own the USA and command its military infrastructure, by virtue of the Federal Reserve Corporation, and run it by virtue of regulatory capture, MSM propaganda, and Congressional lobbying they’ve set their sights on the creation of an all-inclusive global financial empire. The US Constitution is the “Kingpin” of the whole global Machine.


SummerSausage's picture

Sarah Huckabee Sanders has done a fabulous job filling in for Spicer.  She has earned the spot.

Spicer has not done a good job handling the administrations communications.

ronaldwilsonreagan's picture

Why not just replace him with the white house cum catcher Kelly Ann Scagway?

Snaffew's picture

the furniture it too old to take her comforting positions.

SummerSausage's picture

Or cumcatcher extraordinare with no redeeming qualities ---YOU!

JailBanksters's picture

Spicer is just NOT Jewish enough

Daddy Cool's picture

Sarah Sanders is a great choice for replacement. She's got that junkyard mentality a Press Sec. needs. And I'm liking the Huckabee connection.

iamerican4's picture

Why the "fake news?

(((Jonathan Swan)))

They're taught to lie from birth. 

tangent's picture

There are hardly any people who really support Trump who work for him. So, if the PR has to get messed up from time to time, its worth it to have someone in there who actually supports him.

SilverBird's picture

Oh, who the fuck are you? Go back to digging out your potatos.

SummerSausage's picture

I think Tangent speaks the truth.  Trump is surrounded by swamp dwellers and rinos.  We, the people, are his loyal supporters and swamp and rinos hate us just slightly less than President Trump.

artichoke's picture

I don't know what he might have done wrong, except for maybe two things:

1. referring questions to DOJ that he should have been shielding them from

2. making too much of Rosenstein's letter


but presumably both points would have been discussed as to strategy with Trump, Pence or other senior leadership.  So Spicer should have had guidance on these points, because they're not obvious.

Other than that, he was fine, he made the press wait but ... so what?

A_V's picture

If he was out of the circle of planning and decision making then I think his comments were fine. The liberal media is beyond out of control, it truly is derangement...doubling down.

o r c k's picture

Maybe Spicer hurt some of the snowflake, card readers feelings. Imagine making millions for just standing in front of a camera and reading lines that someone else wrote for you. It can even be fake news. But because they are so much better people than me or you (better liars that is) we must shield their snowflake feelings.

HRClinton's picture

Nothing personal, but Spicer is not up to the job.

Not fast, smooth, relaxed or slick enough, to handle that gaggle. He seems scared of them.

It helps, if you think of the reporters as dim-witted opportunists, with a poor education and worse manners. IOW, you have to treat them with mild disdain, to stay on top of them.

debunker's picture

Another mission for JARED KUSHNER!

nunyabidnez's picture

Get Laura Ingraham in his place...she's not swamp and she has an IQ.

cheech_wizard's picture

Give us Milo Yiannopoulos.

Standard Disclaimer: The most fabulous supervillain on the internet. (Side note: He and Trump would get along fabulously!)

SilverBird's picture

Trump doesn't need a delirious queen who's not even sure wtf he is. Nothing fab there, just petulant and mouthy.

vietnamvet's picture

Spicer is a retard, like his boss, like most Americans actually.  Compare any of his ludicrous press conferences with a real professional like Maria Zakharova.  Can say the same thing about Trump and Putin.  The only person remotely acting like a professional is Tillerson, and he is minor league compared with the truly great Lavarov.

SilverBird's picture

Hopefully all the support Our President is giving the VA will assist you in rehab, as what's left of your mind can use all the help it can get. Till then, take another hit off the pipe and fantasize about taking Natasha away from Boris, comrade.

Goldennutz's picture

Spicer always sounds like a light in the loafers fruit cake.

DEMIZEN's picture

put a fucking snoop doggy dog. he will get along.

Gorgeous's picture

I would take Michelle Malkin. Best optics for POTUS spokes:  female, minority, pretty, articulate, sharp, witty.  Would be better if black,... costly for people to be seen as openly hostile to a black woman.

Goldennutz's picture

"...costly for people to be seen as openly hostile to a black woman."


Not if they are conservative. 

Goldennutz's picture

I meant if the black woman was a conservative.

A_V's picture

However finding an attractive, articulate and witty black woman...ain't gonna happen...

bytebank's picture

Ozzy Osborne would be ideal.

A_V's picture

Too funny...I can hear him now...

Catahoula's picture

Get rid of Spicer! Put a woman up there...Huckabee Sanders permanently. 

Homie's picture

What a F"N mess you Trumpeteers made!!

dcmbuffy's picture

how can we wipe you after you dirtied yourself without making a mess- just a thank you would be sufficient- but - a warning- we wont do this forever.

newworldorder's picture

Somebody in that WH had better address these leaks and the leakers, otherwise the USS Trump will sink. This is the Job of the Chief of Staff. What is Rance doing about it?

robertsgt40's picture

Trump's cabinet and staff are packed with ex-military and Goldman plants. Good luck finding the leak. Not to mention Kushner. This is what an empire looks like when circling the drain. 

dexter_morgan's picture

Ann Coulter is available.

I'd actually watch that shit if they made her press secretary - epic hilarity daily. 

SilverBird's picture

I'm still not convinced Coulter isn't Ted Danson in drag.

roadhazard's picture

I'm lovin' this shit. Way more entertaining than I thought it would be.

SgtShaftoe's picture

I think Alex Jones should be named press secretary just for the hilarity of it.

A_V's picture

Mark Levin.....


roadhazard's picture

He did say he was an entertainer so he has that going for him.

GoinFawr's picture

David Icke: nobody knows more about the lizard people than he!

King of Ruperts Land's picture

I see David as more of a grand inquisitor of the swamp inquisition.

barysenter's picture

The special services the Whitehouse provides these professional bullshitting muck rakers is obsolete. The Trump administration can post better press release videos directly on and cut these maggots out of the loop. They could even directly answer, in writing, any questions that actually advance public situational awareness.

SRV's picture

They actually questioned why Sessions was involved in the FBI Director hiring (because he recused himself from the Russia farce)!

Ah, maybe because the Director of the FBI may just a little time to work on a few issues other than the Clinton distraction of blaming Russia for all her shortcomings.

King of Ruperts Land's picture

Exactly. If one is being pestered by a pack of rabid dogs, one doesn't arrange a daily feeding for them at the kitchen door. Shoot them and burn them.

roadhazard's picture

russian media never complains about Pootin. He must be a Saint.