“This is probably the most egregious example of press and communications incompetence since we’ve been here. It was an absolute disaster. And the president watched it unfold firsthand.”
Mr. Trump is now actively looking to replace Mr. Spicer while the spokesman is fulfilling his naval reserve duties at the Pentagon this week. Sarah Huckabee Sanders is reportedly being looked as his possible replacement, though Mr. Trump is said to like that Mr. Spicer’s press briefings accrue high television ratings.