Sean Spicer Quits Spokesperson Job At White House

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White House press secretary Sean Spicer announced his resignation Friday, upset with the appointment of Anthony Scaramucci as director of communications by Trump, according to the NYT.

Following his resignation, the former White House press secretary and communications director tweeted: “It’s been an honor & a privilege to serve @POTUS @realDonaldTrump & this amazing country. I will continue my service through August.”

Melissa McCarthy plays Sean Spicer on ‘SNL’

Zero Hedge reports:

Mr. Trump offered Mr. Scaramucci the job at 10 a.m. The president requested that Mr. Spicer stay on, but Mr. Spicer told Mr. Trump that he believed the appointment was a major mistake, according to person with direct knowledge of the exchange.

News of Spicer’s resignation was promptly greeted with trolling by many…

… including Maxine Waters:

To all those who bought the “No” contract: congratulations: it’s payout time:spicer spicer

Subsequently, it was reported that Spicer’s position as press secretary would be taken over by Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

Meanwhile, as noted above, Trump appointed former SkyBridge Capital founder Anthony Scaramucci as White House Communications Director.


Scaramucci has been a vocal supporter of the president, having served in a top financial advisory role on Trump’s campaign. He has been an ardent defender of the president in television interviews.

He was also the subject of the recent hit piece from CNN that the network was forced to retract and apologize to him for, a piece that inaccurately accused him of being under multiple investigations—he is not under any—for “meetings” that never happened with Russian bankers. Three senior CNN editorial officials resigned over the story, amounting to what is still developing into one of the biggest scandals in journalistic history.

While news of Scaramucci’s appointment first broke on Thursday night, White House chief of staff Reince Priebus tried to scuttle the appointment of Scaramucci due to a reported long-running feud with him, according to Breitbart, which adds that Steve Bannon, the ex-Executive Chairman of Breitbart News now the White House chief strategist, also objected to the Scaramucci appointment.

Bannon and Priebus have an alliance inside the White House where they are frequently at loggerheads with the “West Wing Democrats” like National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, National Economic Council director Gary Cohn, Jared Kusher, Ivanka Trump, and others.

Those opposed to the Scaramucci appointment did not succeed.

Related: Sean Spicer Confirms Trump Is Going To ‘Break Up Wall Street’

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