President Trump has no plans to fire White House press secretary Sean Spicer, comparing Spicer’s daily press briefings to a daytime soap opera.
“I’m not firing Sean Spicer,” Trump said, according to The Washington Post. “That guy gets great ratings. Everyone tunes in.”
Spicer’s job security has come into question after a series of gaffes, most recently when he said during a press briefing that Nazi leader Adolf Hitler did not use chemical weapons during World War II and then referred to concentration camps as “Holocaust centers” when he tried to clarify his remarks.
Spicer’s comments set off a firestorm of criticism, and both Republicans and Democrats demanded he lose his job.
Spicer has also become the brunt of jokes on “Saturday Night Live,” where actress Melissa McCarthy portrays him as short-tempered and mocks his relationship with the White House press corps.