BREAKING: Sean Spicer Has Resigned
Lily Mackay, Deputy Editor-in-Chief
This morning the New York Times reported that Sean Spicer resigned from his position as White House Press Secretary in response to the reported hire of Anthony Scaramucci as White House Communications Director. If the rumors are true, this decision is very controversial amongst top White House officials. The New York Times story is as follows:
“Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, resigned on Friday morning, telling President Trump he vehemently disagreed with the appointment of the New York financier Anthony Scaramucci as communications director.
Mr. Trump offered Mr. Scaramucci the job at 10 a.m. The president requested that Mr. Spicer stay on, but Mr. Spicer told Mr. Trump that he believed the appointment was a major mistake, according to a person with direct knowledge of the exchange.”
Cited from: The New York Times
At the press briefing, newly appointed White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders read the following statement from President Trump (you can watch the whole briefing HERE):
"I'm 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."
The apparently controversial Anthony Scaramucci also addressed the press in the briefing, saying that Spicer had done an amazing job and also that he hoped our favorite Spicy would go on to make "tremendous amounts of money" (is there a required vocabulary class in this current White House, asking for a friend). See our latest Twitter poll to cast your vote about Sean Spicer's next career move.
he best is yet to come, Spicy.
This is a breaking story and will be updated as more information comes to light.