President Donald Trump's spokesman said he hasn't asked his boss whether he believes the Russian government interfered in the 2016 presidential election, the consensus view of the USA intelligence community. "The election ended a long time ago in one of the biggest Electoral College victories in history".
"I don't think a lot of people turn the president down on anything he asks them to do", she added.
"I can't stay mad at you if you're out of my sight for a couple of minutes because I lack object permanence", said Colbert in his Trump impression.
Spicer also said he doesn't know if Mr. Trump has seen the health care legislation senators are drafting, even though it's expected to be brought up for a vote within days.
"But look, it's no secret that we've had a few vacancies, including our communications director, who's been gone for a while", Spicer said. "We're here really early in the morning and really late at night available to all your questions, whether in person or over email".
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Spicer made the comments during an appearance on the right-wing Laura Ingraham Show.
During the press briefing, Spicer said that the president wants a bill that "has a heart".
'See you tomorrow in Iowa, ' Spicer declared as he closed out his Tuesday briefing, making reference to a rally Trump is holding tomorrow in Cedar Rapids. "As he did in the beginning, Sean Spicer is managing both the communications and press office".
His public role has already diminished in recent weeks.
"I have not sat down and talked to him about that specific thing".
But Spicer's rumored promotion wasn't the only prominent news from the White House press department this week. Whether Bannon is speaking for himself or the president wasn't clear, but many weren't amused.