Spicer was scheduled to host the White house press briefing on Tuesday
He gave a few announcements about Donald Trump before handing the microphone over to fellow staffers
Spicer left the room as furious reporters repeatedly yelled out his name
He had earlier appeared on CBS This Morning saying the ‘intense’ exchanges with reporters were largely different to what happens off camera
By EMILY CRANE FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
White House press secretary Sean Spicer had a room full of angry reporters screaming his name on Tuesday when he walked out of a briefing without answering any questions.
Spicer was scheduled to host the press briefing but he only gave a few announcements regarding President Trump before handing the microphone over.
Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly and White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney then stepped up to answer questions about a spending bill passed by Congress.
But when they were finished, Spicer exited the room with Kelly and Mulvaney.
White House press secretary Sean Spicer had a room full of angry reporters screaming his name on Tuesday when he walked out of a briefing without answering any questions
He left a room full of bewildered and furious reporters yelling out ‘Sean, Sean’, ‘Come on Sean’.
A White House staff returned a few minutes later to inform reporters Spicer said ‘he’s not coming back.’
It comes after Spicer had earlier appeared on CBS This Morning saying that despite the ‘intense’ exchanges he has with reporters on camera, it was largely different when the cameras stopped rolling.
‘It’s intense. Some days there’s a lot. It’s only one piece of a day. You know, it’s about 40 minutes a day. The rest of it is a lot calmer and a lot more pleasant,’ he said.
Spicer left a room full of bewildered and furious reporters yelling out ‘Sean, Sean’, ‘Come on Sean’ when he refused to answer any questions
Spicer left the press briefing room immediately after Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly and White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney were finished speaking
Spicer was scheduled to host the press briefing but handed the reigns over to Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly (center) and White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney (left)
‘I think the TV cameras intensify what goes on there. But most of the exchanges are very pleasant throughout the day. You’re just seeing one glimpse of what happens.’
Reporters had been waiting to question Spicer on Tuesday afternoon about a number of events, including a scheduled phone call that was supposed to take place between Trump and Russia’s Vladimir Putin earlier in the day.
The White House said in a statement that the two leaders discussed the need to ‘end the violence’ in Syria and Trump’s proposal to create safe zones in the war torn country.
‘President Trump and President Putin agreed that the suffering in Syria has gone on for far too long and that all parties must do all they can to end the violence,’ the White House statement read. ‘The conversation was a very good one.’
Spicer was pictured arriving for a presentation ceremony for the US Air Force Academy at the White House on Tuesday
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