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White House press secretary Sean Spicer resigned on Friday amid changes to President Trump’s communications shop,yahoo.com. The news of Spicer’s resignation was first reported by the New York Times. A White House staffer subsequently confirmed it to Yahoo News.
According to the Times, Spicer departed because ”he vehemently disagreed with the appointment of New York financier Anthony Scaramucci as communications director.” Multiple sources familiar with the situation confirmed to Yahoo News that Scaramucci was given that position on Friday morning.
Scaramucci appeared with White House deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders at a briefing on Friday where he officially announced his appointment. He also said Sanders would be replacing Spicer as press secretary.
Trump’s communications shop has been a center of turmoil and tension in the White House. Multiple White House sources and Trump allies have expressed frustration with the communications shop’s performance as the administration has been battered by negative stories about the president’s relationship with Russia, potential conflicts of interest, and mismanagement. Read More