SEAN SPICER RESIGNS TO GIVE DONALD TRUMP 'A NEW SLATE'
Jul 21, 2017
By Bob Komsic
Sean Spicer’s rocky six-month tenure as White House press secretary is over.
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He has resigned apparently in protest over the hiring of New York financier and former Trump campaign fundraiser Anthony Scaramucci who’s accepted the job as White House communications director.
The president is said to have asked Spicer to remain
White House staffers are said to be ”shocked” by Spicer’s sudden resignation.
And sources say both White House chief of staff Reince Priebus and chief strategist Steve Bannon strongly opposed the hiring of Scaramucci while the president’s daughter and son-in-law, who are both advisers, encouraged the move.
Shortly after his resignation, Spicer said in a brief phone interview ”we’re at the point where” the president ”could benefit from a clean slate,” adding he felt it best for Scaramucci to ”chart a new way forward.”