Sean Spicer Leaves Post of White House Press Secretary

Trump to appoint Anthony Scaramucci as WH communications director

Spicer at a White House meeting this morning told the president that he vehemently disagreed with his choice for a new White House Communication Director.

Trump says in a statement read by Sanders that he's "grateful" for departing press secretary Sean Spicer's "work on behalf of my administration and the American people". Elite Daily reached out to the White House for information about the resignation and Spicer's reported dislike of Scaramucci, but did not hear back at publication time.

Spicer is also complimenting Scaramucci, a NY financier and frequent defender of the president who was a staple at Trump Tower during the president's transition. However both parties insisted there is no bad blood between them. My personal favorite came in December on MSNBC, when Scaramucci, hoping to provide cover for Trump's routine departures from the truth, said in all seriousness, "Don't take him literally, take him symbolically".

Spicer had taken over responsibilities as White House communications director after Mike Dubke resigned from the position in May. Further, White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus is also reportedly very opposed to Scaramucci.

Firstly, Anthony Scaramucci, 52, is a long-standing Trump supporter who has known the president for years.




Had Spicer remained as press secretary, he would've worked closely with Scaramucci. He also said he loves the White House team and cast himself as an entrepreneur and incrementalist. On Trump's first full day in office, he lambasted journalists over coverage of the crowd size at the inauguration and stormed out of the briefing room without answering questions.

Spicer's televised White House appearances eventually gave way to off-camera, audio-only briefings, broadcast on a time-delay.

Officials told the news outlet that they were anxious the hiring of Scaramucci would "perpetuate the notion of "amateur hour" in the West Wing", The Daily Beast reported.

Sanders started playing a more public role in May when Spicer was fulfilling his naval reserve duties.

Speaking to reporters on Friday, Scaramucci credited Priebus with bringing him "into the political system" and described their relationship as "a little bit like brothers, where we rough each other up every once in awhile". In his six months on the job, Sean Spicer developed a reputation as a fierce Trump defender, willing to sacrifice his own credibility in service of the president's narratives.

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