On Friday, Sean Spicer, White House press secretary, resigned after Trump hired Anthony Scaramucci as his new communications director.
On Twitter, he confirmed his resignation, tweeting:
— Sean Spicer (@PressSec) July 21, 2017
Even though Trump asked Spicer to stay, Spicer declined while asserting that hiring Scaramucci was a huge mistake. Scaramucci is a Fox News contributor who has always defended Trump in the past.
He stated that he would stay in his post for a couple of weeks to help with the transition. He also revealed that when he leaves, he will “continue to advance the president’s agenda.”
He told CNN that he resigned because he wanted “to give the President and the new team a clean slate.”
He is also expected to be on The Sean Hannity Show on Fox today.
According to a statement by Sanders in her press briefing, she stated that Trump said, “I am grateful for Sean’s work on behalf of my administration and the American people. I wish him continued success as he moves on to pursue new opportunities — just look at his great television ratings.”
On Friday The White House also stated that there will be an on-camera press briefing with deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who is replacing Spicer as the new press secretary.
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