Two White House officials said some of Trump's frustration centers on what he views as unfair coverage of his decisions and overly harsh criticism of press secretary Sean Spicer, as well as deputy press secretary Sarah Sanders, who led much of the response to Comey's firing.
Kimberly Guilfoyle said she had been approached by a number of people in the Trump administration about replacing Mr Spicer who did not run his daily press briefings last week. Guilfoyle appears regularly on the Fox News Channel and is a co-host of the network's primetime show "The Five".
Trump didn't help tamp down speculation that Spicer could be sent packing when he refused to say that he would be staying in the job.
I think I made it clear last week that the president has nothing further on that.
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"Sean Spicer is a very nice man and a patriot; he's dedicated himself to this public service", Guilfoyle said. "I think I enjoy a very straightforward and authentic, very genuine relationship, one that's built on trust and integrity, and I think that's imperative for success in that position". "Now, you too can have the White House press secretary in - or rather, 'among" - the bushes in your yard. The president also blamed the Democrats and the media for obstructing his agenda, said they were only focused on stories that make him look bad.
Despite reports of a search for Spicer's replacement, O'Connell said it's not the communications staffers but the overall strategy that is to blame.
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