Sean Spicer Resigns As White House Press Secretary

Javier Stokes
July 22, 2017

Scaramucci, who has not played the role of a political communication director before, takes over the designation of White House Communications Director amid the ongoing allegations against Trump of being hand-in-glove with Russian officials in the run-up to the US Presidential elections.

In that same appearance Scaramucci also called Trump "anti-American", "very divisive" and said the only thing he would be president of would be the "Queens County bullies association".

Scaramucci was to meet Priebus on Friday, according to a West Wing official - and applause could be heard in the second-floor communications hallway when Scaramucci was introduced. But that plan was scuttled due to questions surrounding the sale of his hedge fund. Dubke resigned as communications director in May. According to AP, Spicer has been doing double duty filling in the weeks ever since.

Sean Spicer, the White House Press Secretary, resigned from his post on Friday. "Spicer huddled with his staff among bushes near television sets on the White House grounds, not 'in the bushes, ' as the story originally stated".

UPDATE (12:45 p.m.): Despite reports to the contrary, Priebus told the Associated Press that he supports Scaramucci in his new role and that the two are "good friends".

Mr Scaramucci said he has worked to make sure he has no conflicts of interests stemming from his wide-ranging business activities.

Germany opts for hardline stance against Turkey
While Germany stopped short of more drastic immediate action, his statement marked a shift to a more hawkish public stance. The ministry also demanded consular access to its citizen and the release of all the activists.

In May, Trump blamed his press team, including Spicer, for failing to put out the public firestorm that erupted after Trump fired James Comey as director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

He said he was offered a White House job in January and sold his company, SkyBridge Capital, to work in the Trump administration, but "the job didn't materialize". Six months to the day later, Spicer announced his resignation.

Spicer was also mocked and criticized over his controversial remark comparing Syrian President Bashar Assad and Nazi Germany's leader Adolf Hitler.

President Donald Trump has had issues with Spicer's press briefings since his first one when the president ordered him to refute claims his inauguration had smaller crowds than former President Barack Obama's. He was often ridiculed on NBC's "Saturday Night Live."

Interestingly, Rebecca may have an insider's understanding of the pressure that comes along with a position in the White House. It had Spicey riding his podium through the streets of New York City to Trump Tower to beg Baldwin's Trump to let him keep his job.

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