Huckabee Sanders: Replacing Spicer is up to Trump

Huckabee Sanders: Replacing Spicer is up to Trump
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White House deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Wednesday said any changes to the administration’s communications shop will be President TrumpDonald John TrumpVenezuela judge orders prison time for 6 American oil executives Trump says he'll leave White House if Biden declared winner of Electoral College The Memo: Biden faces tough road on pledge to heal nation MORE’s decision.

During an appearance on “Fox and Friends,” the hosts asked Sanders if she would be interested in Sean SpicerSean Michael SpicerRealClearPolitics editor corrects Giuliani on Pennsylvania claim: 'This is false' Job-seeking Trump officials likely to get chilly reception on K Street Trump challenges electoral process as hopes for victory fade MORE’s press secretary position.

“It’s the president’s decision to make,” she responded after letting out a laugh. 

The question was presented to Sanders amid reports that Spicer could depart the podium for a promotion inside Trump’s White House. 


When pressed as to whether or not she would accept the position of press secretary if offered, Sanders said not many people turn Trump down. 

“I don’t think a lot of people turn the president down on anything he asks them to do, and that’s one of the reasons he’s going to be so successful and the reason that he’s pushing through and getting a lot of things done even in these first few months in office,” she told the hosts.

Spicer on Tuesday in his first on-camera briefing in eight days said the administration would let reporters know when it has a personnel announcement.

"Look, it's no secret we've had a couple vacancies, including our communications director, he's been gone for a while,” Spicer said Tuesday.

“We've been meeting with potential people that may be of service to this administration. I don't think that should come as any surprise but we're always looking for ways to do a better job of articulating the president's message and his agenda."