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White House press secretary Sean Spicer calls on a member of the media during the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington, Monday, March 13, 2017. Spicer discussed surveillance during the 2016 presidential campaign, North Korea, anti-Semitic attacks and other topics. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Trump reportedly won't fire Sean Spicer because 'that guy gets great ratings'

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I'm not firing Sean Spicer. That guy gets great ratings. Everyone tunes in.
President Trump, per Washington Post sources

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has had a rough first few months, thanks to a series of blunders and an instant classic "Saturday Night Live" impression by Melissa McCarthy.

But according to a recent Washington Post report, his job is pretty secure. 

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White House press secretary Sean Spicer pauses while talking to the media during the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, April 11, 2017. Spicer discussed Syria, Trump's 2016 tax returns, the Easter Egg Roll and other topics. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Many speculated Spicer would be let go after he now-infamously said Adolf Hitler did not use chemical weapons and called concentration camps "Holocaust centers."

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WATCH | Here's a list of Spicer's most high-profile blunders.

The same Post report highlighted Trump's unique attention to television. Lawmakers now regard being on TV as nearly as important as a meeting in the Oval Office, and Trump has reportedly paused conversations with political allies to watch Spicer's more intense press briefings.  

Most TVs in the West Wing show four channels constantly: CNN, Fox News, Fox Business and MSNBC. Trump also enjoys One America News and, on occasions, Al Jazeera.

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Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., ranking member on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016, during the committee's hearing on 'Examining Preservation of State Department Records.' (AP Photo/Molly Riley)

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) has taken advantage of Trump's viewing habits, making appeals on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" and getting a response from Trump a day later.

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