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White House briefings back on camera, says Trump communications chief Scaramucci

Television cameras can start rolling again in the White House briefing room, President Donald Trump's new communications chief has said.

Anthony Scaramucci, the Wall Street financier who joined the administration last week, tweeted that "the TV Cameras are back on".

Under press secretary Sean Spicer, who resigned over Mr Scaramucci's new role, the daily press briefings had become must-see TV.

But in recent weeks, Mr Spicer moved into a more behind-the-scenes role, putting the briefings largely in the hands of his deputy, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who made them off-camera events.

On Friday, Mr Scaramucci accepted his new position at an on-camera briefing and announced that Ms Sanders will replace Mr Spicer as press secretary.

The last on-camera White House briefing prior to that was June 29.

Mr Scaramucci said that going forward, the briefings will be back on camera.

"We're televising the briefings. We went to audio as an experiment and now we're back on audio and video," he said on Monday.

"I talked to the president about it this morning."

Mr Scaramucci said that if there was a reason to go off-camera, he or Ms Sanders would explain why.

Over the weekend, Mr Scaramucci pledged on Fox News to begin "an era of a new good feeling" and said he hopes to "create a more positive mojo".

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