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 TrumpGillibrand backs federal classification of third gender: report Former Carter pollster, Bannon ally Patrick Caddell dies at 68 Heather Nauert withdraws her name from consideration for UN Ambassador job MORE’s decision.

During an appearance on “Fox and Friends,” the hosts asked Sanders if she would be interested in Sean SpicerSean Michael SpicerEx-White House aide Cliff Sims sues Trump White House announces changes in press office Former White House aide says he's not worried about lawsuit over tell-all book 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."