"What? When? Sean, I have so many questions", Colbert said during his "Late Show" monologue Tuesday.
The announcement came as a surprise to many, especially considering that for nearly the entirety of the Trump administration, there have been grumblings that President Donald Trump didn't approve of Spicer's performance and wanted to replace him.
"You can keep taking your selfies", he told reporters at the daily press briefing.
As to whether Trump shares that conclusion, Spicer said, "I have not sat down and asked him about his specific reaction to them".
A number of news outlets reported on Monday that the White House is reviewing Spicer's role, in a new position that would mean he would no longer preside over the daily press briefings.
"But look, it's no secret that we've had a few vacancies, including our communications director, who's been gone for a while", Spicer said. "We've been meeting with potential people".
Critics were quick to note that Spicer's admission that he had not spoken to Trump about the topic recently demonstrated how removed White House communications office was from the president.
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At one briefing, when she was questioned why Spicer was missing, she mentioned his role was probably getting upgraded.
According to Politico, Laura Ingraham, a conservative radio host, has interviewed for the job.
"The president has said that he will make an announcement on this".
'See you tomorrow in Iowa, ' Spicer declared as he closed out his Tuesday briefing, making reference to a rally Trump is holding tomorrow in Cedar Rapids.
Spicer has already seen his public role diminish in recent weeks.
"I have not sat down and talked with him about that specific thing", Spicer said. "But there is no massive White House shake-up coming, it's not going to happen", he insisted.
During his campaign, Mr Trump suggested that as president he would enact new restrictions on the First Amendment's guaranteed freedom of the press. Many believed Bannon's comment was a joke, especially considering that he did not respond to a follow up comment from Gray.
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