Report: Amid backlash over Comey, Trump could let Sean Spicer go next

President Trump may be thinking about making another key change to his administration in the wake of fallout over his sudden firing of FBI Director James Comey.

Axios' Jonathan Swan tweeted Wednesday night, "I can independently confirm reporting that President Trump has been sounding people out about removing Sean Spicer as Press Secretary."

He added, "The President feels his press team poorly served him yesterday. He believes it was incompetence on their part, not lack of time."

According to a Washington Post report, Trump became angry after watching TV coverage of Comey's dismissal because "Nobody was defending him."

It goes on to say that "Trump pinned much of the blame on Spicer and Dubke's communications operation, wondering how there could be so many press staffers yet such negative coverage on cable news — although he, [Reince] Priebus and others had afforded them almost no time to prepare."

The pair had reportedly only been informed of the decision one hour before it was made public.

Newsweek said of Spicer's subsequent interview on Fox Business that he appeared "at times stuttering and misspeaking, at one point saying the attorney general had been terminated before quickly correcting himself."

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However, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich acknowledged the challenge Trump's staffers faced, saying, "You can't be the quarterback of the team if the rest of the team is not in the huddle.

The president has to learn to go a couple steps slower so that everyone can organize around him."

Spicer has been noticeably absent from the briefing room; he is said to be off for several days performing his Navy reserve duties.

Yet, according to CNN, based on inside sources, there is speculation Spicer has temporarily been replaced in the briefing room by Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders whose performance is reportedly being closely watched by Trump and other top officials.

Spicer has been criticized for controversial statements in the past, including denying Hitler's use of chemical weapons.

But in March, Trump reportedly said that he would be keeping his press secretary because "that guy gets great ratings. Everyone tunes in."