Sarah Sanders Named Press Secretary After Spicer's Resignation

| JUL 21, 2017 | 6:41 PM

At Friday's White House press briefing, newly appointed White House Director of Communications Anthony Scaramucci announced that Sarah Sanders would officially step into the role of press secretary.

Following a snafu with the microphone, Scaramucci opened his remarks by congratulating Sanders on her new position.

Spicer left his post as press secretary Friday morning over disagreements with Scaramucci being appointed as director of communications. In a statement on Twitter after the fact, Spicer called his time as press secretary an “honor” and a “privilege.”

From there, Scaramucci took a few questions from reporters regarding his appointment, potential conflicts of interest, and if there would be more on-camera press briefings.