Sean Spicer Resigns as White House Press Secretary

| JUL 21, 2017 | 4:07 PM

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White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has resigned his post as of Friday morning.

According to The New York Times, Spicer “vehemently disagreed” with the appointment of Anthony Scaramucci to the role of White House communications director.

The New York Times's Glenn Thrush first broke the story:

President Donald Trump offered Scaramucci the job Friday morning, according to the Times, but Spicer thought that the appointment was a “major mistake” according to a “person with direct knowledge of the exchange.”

News broke late Thursday that President Trump was looking to appoint Scaramucci to the role of White House communications director.

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In terms of the hierarchy of the communications administration, the communications director and the Office of the Press Secretary are lateral to each other — the communications director is not the superior of the press secretary (and vice versa).

At this time there has been no announcement as to who is going to fill the role of White House press secretary. Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Sanders has been helming the daily press briefings for the last few weeks. Spicer made an appearance at a briefing on Monday but had not done so in at least three weeks prior to that.

According to ABC News, Spicer offered his resignation of his own volition; President Trump did not ask for his resignation.

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