Outgoing White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer is ready to work in the White House again… for a possible President Mike Pence.
Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) tweeted: “Mike Pence is somewhere planning an inauguration. Priebus and Spicer will lead the transition.”
Spicer replied: “When and if @mike_pence runs in 2024 I would proudly play any role he asks. Good to know you have already conceded that.”
— Sean Spicer (@seanspicer) July 31, 2017
Waters’ tweet was a jab at Spicer and banished White House chief of staff Reince Priebus, two members of the White House “A Team” that have been sent packing in recent weeks.
It isn’t clear what Spicer’s career will look like until the next election, but he seems to be keeping his options open. No word yet on his response to brothel owner Dennis Hof’s Moonlite Bunny Ranch job offer, but he could be bringing his spicy moves to ABC’s hit show “Dancing with the Stars.”
Priebus’ 189-day tenure was the shortest in modern history for a White House chief of staff. He had hoped to stay on at least a year but struggled to manage his unpredictable boss and was unable to get a handle on conflicting factions in the White House who have frequently squabbled.
Trump loyalists had chafed at Priebus, feeling he had installed his RNC allies at the White House and overlooked the people close to Trump who helped get him elected president in November.
But Priebus allies felt he was an important link to establishment Republicans in Washington as the capital attempted to adjust to the anti-establishment style of the president.
“He has served the president and the American people capably and passionately,” House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said of his close friend in a statement. “He has achieved so much, and he has done it all with class. I could not be more proud to call Reince a dear friend.”
White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said she did not think Priebus’ exit would affect the White House’s relationship with the Republican Party.
“I think we’ve still got a good relationship. We’re going to continue working with the party and doing what we came here to do,” she said.
Reuters contributed to this report.