Steve Bannon Says Sean Spicer Isn't Doing Press Briefings Because He "Got Fatter"

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President Trump hasn't held a proper news conference by himself since February, and press secretary Sean Spicer has been doing more and more "off camera" briefings — even broadcasting live audio has been banned.

Trump has even suggested he might scrap the briefings altogether.

Spicer is now leading the search for his own replacement, according to Politico.

This all prompted a pretty incredible on-air rant from CNN's Jim Acosta on Monday, accusing the White House of "stonewalling the news media."

"I don't know why everyone is going along with this." @Acosta says maybe reporters should have skipped Spicer gaggle https://t.co/hsOtOJC6a0

David Mack is a reporter and weekend editor for BuzzFeed News in New York.

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