On Thursday, the Daily Caller confirmed reports that Sean Spicer, the fiery White House press secretary, will no longer be helming the administration's daily press briefings.

Spicer's departure from the role has been the topic of much speculation and rumor in recent days, but that doesn't mean he will be out of a job. According to the Daily Caller, Spicer will take on an unspecified senior role within the Trump administration after the president returns from his overseas trip to the Middle East.

Trump was displeased with Spicer's Hitler gaffe

Prior to serving as press secretary, Spicer was the RNC's communications director from 2011 to 2016.

Yet, in spite of his lengthy experience in the field of communications, Spicer's tenure as press secretary has been marked by the rare, but controversial, gaffe.

During an April press conference, Spicer drew criticism from Democrats and Republicans alike after he claimed that Adolf Hitler didn't use poison gas on his own people. He also drew stares after referring to Hitler's concentration camps as "Holocaust centers."

Insiders insist that it was Spicer's April gaffe which led to President Trump's decision to scale back the role of press secretary.

Sanders and McMaster relieve some of the burden

In December, Spicer reportedly confided in sources that he didn't want to be the only public face of the White House communications team.

Since then, other members of the administration-- most recently Sarah Huckabee Sanders and H.R. McMaster-- have stepped up to the microphone to take some of the weight off Spicer's shoulders.

Sanders, the administration's deputy press secretary, was thrust into the national spotlight on May 10, filling in for Spicer and fielding questions about the firing of FBI Director James Comey.

Earlier this week, President Trump's national security adviser, Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, was trotted out in front of the cameras twice within 24 hours in order to address accusations that the president disclosed sensitive intelligence information with Russian ambassador Sergei Lavrov during an Oval Office meeting.

Sources familiar with the situation say that after Trump returns from his trip, different members of the communications team will take turns conducting the press briefings on a revolving basis. It is unclear whether this will be a permanent move, or just a stopgap measure until a new press secretary is appointed.