Sean Spicer Resigns as White House Press Secretary
White House press secretary Sean Spicer resigned on Friday morning, ending a stormy six-month stint in the job after President Trump offered to hire New York financier Anthony Scaramucci as communications director, the Washington Times reports.
Scaramucci, a Trump loyalist whom the president calls “the Italian kid,” is expected to serve a prominent role in defending Trump on television but not to conduct daily press briefings.
Spicer had been largely sidelined from the press secretary’s role in recent weeks, also serving as communications director as his deputy, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, took over the job of daily press interactions.
Sources in the administration said Spicer was balking at having Scaramucci, who has no real Washington experience, in a position over him.
Another source close to the White House told the Times presidential daughter Ivanka Trump had been pushing for Scaramucci’s appointment against the wishes of other top West Wing advisers.
Spicer hasn't held a televised press briefing since June 29.