Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, left his office this morning, Friday, July 21, 2017. The former Naval War College graduate’s decision was after President Donald Trump selected a new communications director for the White House.
As reported on Vex, his letter of resignation as White House press secretary did not just cook up overnight but may have been in development. Nevertheless, the reports emerging regarding what ultimately forced him to resign have turned out to be strangely informative about the management and Mr. Trump.
Anthony Scaramucci, who is the communications director took to the White House briefing room early Friday after lunch and publicized that Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the principal deputy press secretary will take the job as the new press secretary.
Reports show that Spicer was not happy about this move. In fact, he was completely against it. His resignation came despite Trump’s appeal that he stay with his job, as stated by a White House top GOP adviser.
However, Sanders established that Spicer would not be going anywhere anytime soon. She expressed that he would stay on, at least, until the end of the transition period. The new press secretary read a report from the President during the briefing.
I am 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.
From 2011 to 2017, Spicer was the communications administrator of the Republican National Committee and its chief policymaker from 2015 to 2017.
Spicer will officially withdraw from the position in August 2017.
His resignation marked the finale of one of the rowdiest occupancies for a White House press secretary. Many say that it is one that saw Spicer repetitively challenged in his position as the White House’s public facing spokesperson defending/explaining the Commander-in-Chief’s public accounts and tweets.
Spicer, the father of two, announced on Twitter, that it has been “an honor and pleasure” to serve under the Trump administration.
Written by Jomo Merritt
Edited by Cathy Milne
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