Sean Spicer resigns as Press Secretary over objections to appointment of Anthony Scaramucci

Sean Spicer resigned after telling Trump that he disagreed with the appointment of Anthony Scaramucci as his new communications director.

FP Staff July 24, 2017 13:32:40 IST
Sean Spicer resigns as Press Secretary over objections to appointment of Anthony Scaramucci
Sean Spicer resigns as Press Secretary over objections to appointment of Anthony Scaramucci

Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, resigned on Friday after telling President Trump that he vehemently disagreed with his appointment of Anthony Scaramucci, a New York financier, as his new communications director. AP

Sean Spicer resigns as Press Secretary over objections to appointment of Anthony Scaramucci

Donald Trump asked Sean Spicer to stay on as Press Secretary and report to Anthony Scaramucci. Spicer rejected this offer and expressed his belief that Scaramucci’s hiring would add to the confusion and uncertainty already engulfing the White House. AP

Sean Spicer resigns as Press Secretary over objections to appointment of Anthony Scaramucci

The resignation rattled the government which is already reeling from the most trying period of Trump’s presidency. The health care effort foundered in the Senate and no respite is seen with Donald Trump Jr and Jared Kushner's scheduled to testify before Congress on their contacts with Russia. AP

 

Sean Spicer resigns as Press Secretary over objections to appointment of Anthony Scaramucci

Sean Spicer was a frequent target of the president’s ire during the first few months of the administration. He attained a notoriety unusual for a presidential spokesman, his combative style spawned a caricature on “Saturday Night Live.” AP

Sean Spicer resigns as Press Secretary over objections to appointment of Anthony Scaramucci

Scaramucci is expected to play a visible role as one of Trump's defenders on television. His job description laid out the fact that his role is to make the already vocal Trump, more 'expressive.' AP

Sean Spicer resigns as Press Secretary over objections to appointment of Anthony Scaramucci

Scaramucci named Sarah Huckabee Sanders as Spicer's permanent replacement for press secretary. Both Huckabee Sanders and Scaramucci had praise for "team player" Sean Spicer. AP

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