This Friday, Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary announced that he will resign, denouncing the chaos in the West Wing and also telling president Donald Trump that he also disagrees with the appointment of Anthony Scaramucci as communications director.
According to the NY Times, citing a source familiar with the matter. after Mr. Scaramucci was offered the position on the same day, Trump asked Spicer to remain in his position, but he refused, claiming that this new change in the team is a big mistake.
Anthony Scaramucci, founder of global investment firm SkyBridge Capital and Fox News contributor, joined Sarah Huckabee Sanders in the White House briefing room, announcing that he will succeed Sean Spicer.
Praised by his successor
Of course, he also praised the former press secretary, adding that “he goes on to make a tremendous amount of money.” However, he also talked about the awkwardness of the entire situation: “This is obviously a difficult situation to be in.”
Sarah Huckabee Sanders also made a statement, revealing that president Trump is grateful for Sean Spicer’s service and he believes that he will succeed going forward. “Just look at his great television ratings,” Donald Trump said in a statement read by Ms. Sanders.
Trump was skeptical about Spicer at first
It’s worth mentioning that there were a lot of rumors about Spicer’s eventual departure. His turbulent tenure as the top presidential spokesman was characterized by a combative style and he eventually hoped that he would last a year in this position. He lasted just six months and a day, though.
The resignation comes as a big hit for chief of staff Reince Priebus, as he was the one who brought Sean Spicer into the West Wing, despite Trump’s initial skepticism and question marks regarding his loyalty.