Trump weighs shake-up of press team

Among other moves, Mr. Trump is again weighing replacing Press Secretary Sean Spicer, who returned to the briefing-room lectern on Friday after two days away on Naval reserve duty. But the president is considering a larger organization of his team, a White House official said. Since Wednesday, a senior communications staffer has been reaching out to supportive cable TV surrogates to gauge their interest in joining the staff…

A senior White House aide said the delayed response was part of a pattern from the communications team, which also was slow to organize a defense when the president’s first travel ban in January prompted protests across the country…

While the president insists on controlling his Twitter feed, the communications staff is stuck reacting to constant controversies and, said one White House adviser, “being blamed when they don’t do it well enough.”

Mr. Spicer “recognizes this hasn’t been a good week for him,” said an ally of the press secretary. This person referenced the off-camera briefing in the dark near some bushes on the White House North Lawn on Tuesday evening that provoked criticism.