Washington: On Friday, July 21, White House Press Secretary, Sean Spicer, resigned his position, in the wake of a decision by President Trump to name Wall Street Hedge Fund manager, Anthony Scaramucci, as the new White House Communications Director.
Mr Scaramucci has known the President for years, and has been waiting for an appointment to the administration for the last six months. Several other positions have been rumored to be offered to Mr Scaramucci since January, but it wasn’t until this week that word leaked on Thursday, that he would be taking the job as Communications Director.
Sean Spicer, who is close to WH Chief of Staff, Reince Priebus, where they’d worked closely at the Republican National Committee, had opposed the appointment of Scarmucci, who has no direct experience in the realm of political communications.
Reports say President Trump did not want Spicer to resign. Sarah Huckabee, who has been holding many of the daily press briefings of late, was named the new Press Secretary.
In a tweet, Spicer indicated he will stay working at the White House for several more weeks, to help in a transition, “It’s been an honor & a privilege to serve
@POTUS @realDonaldTrump & this amazing country. I will continue my service through August”