Sean Spicer spent the first part of President Trump’s time in the White House dodging bullets over staff and communication issues on what seems like a daily basis.
Though Spicer gave Saturday Night Live plenty of material to work with, nobody in the business can deny that he was a hard-working, talented guy. His Friday morning decision just took everyone by surprise.
White House Press Secretary resigned Friday morning after Trump confidant Anthony Scaramucci was named the White House communications director, according to reports.
Sean Spicer told the President he vehemently disagreed with his choice to the top communications post, the New York Times reported.
The hedge fund bigwig’s appointment was announced as soon as Friday, according to reports. He’ll fill the position vacated by Mike Dubke, who resigned from his post in late May.
Scaramucci’s hiring surprised Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, who wasn’t made aware of the move until it was finalized, according to Axios, which first reported the news.
His appointment came two months after the previous communications director, Mike Dubke, stepped down. Mr. Trump was frustrated with Mr. Priebus over the slow pace of finding a replacement, according to a half-dozen people familiar with the situation.
Mr. Donald Trump made the appointment over the objection of Mr. Priebus, who thought Mr. Scaramucci lacked the requisite organizational or political experience. But the president believed Mr. Scaramucci, a ferocious defender of Mr. Trump’s on cable television, was best equipped to play the same role in-house, and he offered him a role with far-reaching powers independent of Mr. Priebus’s.
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