In what some are taking as an ominous sign regarding his job security, President Donald Trump’s White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer was not asked to attend Wednesday’s meeting between the president’s delegation and Pope Francis.
Politico.com reported that the entourage was limited to the president and First Lady Melania Trump, the president’s daughter Ivanka, former campaign spokeswoman Hope Hicks and White House social media coordinator Dan Scavino.
“Also in attendance were State Department aide Brian Hook, security head Keith Schiller, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster,” wrote Politico’s Annie Karni.
Both the Vatican and the Trump delegation were asked to limit the number of personnel attending the half-hour meeting in the Vatican’s Apostolic Palace. Non-Catholic members of the traveling group gave up their spots so that Catholic staffers could meet the pontiff.