Sean Spicer out as press secretary

White House press secretary Sean Spicer resigned Friday morning, capping off a rollercoaster six-month tenure as the chief spokesman for an administration besieged by a steady drumbeat of controversy.

Newly-minted communications director Anthony Scaramucci announced that principal deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will take over as press secretary.

President Donald Trump wished Spicer well in a statement Sanders delivered from the White House briefing room and noted Spicer’s “great television ratings” during his time behind the podium. Trump also called Scaramucci “an important addition to this administration” in a statement also read by Sanders.
Spicer’s resignation came after Scaramucci, a New York financier and former Trump campaign fundraiser, accepted the new job, a move Spicer adamantly opposed, multiple sources said. His resignation came in spite of Trump’s request that he remain in this position, a White House official and top GOP advisers said.
The resignation marked the end of one of the most tumultuous tenures for a White House press secretary, one that saw Spicer repeatedly undermined in his role as the White House’s public-facing spokesman by the President’s own public statements and tweets.

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