WH podium to get less Spicey

New York Post - - NEWS - Gabby Morrongiello

White House press sec­re­tary Sean Spicer will soon shift to a new role, a source with knowl­edge of the sit­u­a­tion con­firmed to The Post.

Spicer has stirred con­tro­versy on sev­eral oc­ca­sions in his cur­rent po­si­tion, which he has held since the new ad­min­is­tra­tion took over in Jan­uary.

The for­mer Repub­li­can Na­tional Com­mit­tee chief strate­gist be­came a flamethrower at the podium, often bat­tling re­porters over pointed ques­tions and ac­cus­ing var­i­ous me­dia out­lets of push­ing false sto­ries.

A White House of­fi­cial said Spicer is “sick of man­ning the podium” and is ex­pected to take on a dif­fer­ent set of re­spon­si­bil­i­ties in­side the West Wing.

The of­fi­cial said the tim­ing of a for­mal an­nounce­ment re­mains un­known, but stressed that Spicer will re­main in­volved “in the com­mu­ni­ca­tions side of things.”

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