President Donald Trump is pleased with White House press secretary Sean Spicer’s job performance because he “gets great ratings.”
“I’m not firing Sean Spicer,” Trump said in April, according to a Washington Post report that quotes several anonymous White House insiders. “That guy gets great ratings. Everyone tunes in,” Trump said, according to the source.
More than 3 million people watch CNN, MSNBC and Fox News combined when Spicer delivers his daily press briefings, according to a recent Nielsen survey, and Yahoo says that on average, 600,000 people stream the press briefings online each day.
The president even compared viewership of Spicer’s press briefing to daytime soap operas, WaPo reports.