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Report: Sean Spicer Resigns From Press Secretary Post

Report: Sean Spicer Resigns From Press Secretary Post

Spicer had a problem with Trump appointing Anthony Scaramucci as communications director

The New York Times has reported that Sean Spicer has resigned from his press secretary post.

*This is a developing story and will update this post as needed

From The New York Times:

Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, resigned on Friday morning, telling President Trump he vehemently disagreed with the appointment of the New York financier Anthony Scaramucci as communications director.

Mr. Trump offered Mr. Scaramucci the job at 10 a.m. The president requested that Mr. Spicer stay on, but Mr. Spicer told Mr. Trump that he believed the appointment was a major mistake, according to person with direct knowledge of the exchange.

The Wall Street Journal added:

White House press secretary Sean Spicer resigned on Friday over objections that President Donald Trump has hired financier Anthony Scaramucci as his new communications director, a White House official said.

Mr. Spicer told the White House communications team about his decision on Friday morning, another official said. Mr. Spicer thanked his team and said he would help with the transition, as the team gave him a round of applause, the official said. Reince Priebus, the White House chief of staff who clashed with Mr. Scaramucci during the campaign, then introduced the new communications director to the full team.

Scaramucci announced today that Sarah Sanders has taken over:

https://twitter.com/AlexPappas/status/888465551416320006

ABC News reported this morning that Scaramucci accepted the position. From Business Insider:

Scaramucci, an investment-firm founder and top Republican donor and Trump surrogate, became the senior vice president and chief strategy officer of the Export-Import Bank last month.

White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus is reportedly also not a fan of Scaramucci’s.

The White House didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

Scaramucci’s name appeared in a CNN story last month that claimed the Senate Intelligence Committee wanted to investigate a “$10-billion Russian investment fund whose chief executive met with a member of President Donald Trump’s transition team four days before Trump’s inauguration.” The CNN report “cited a meeting in January between RDIF [Russian Direct Investment Fund] head Kirill Dmitriev and Scaramucci.”

CNN quietly retracted and deleted the story the following day:

On June 22, 2017, CNN.com published a story connecting Anthony Scaramucci with investigations into the Russian Direct Investment Fund.

That story did not meet CNN’s editorial standards and has been retracted. Links to the story have been disabled. CNN apologizes to Mr. Scaramucci.

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Comments

G. de La Hoya | July 21, 2017 at 12:31 pm

Wonder if Scaramucci can do the Fandango? Thunderbolt & lightning very, very frightening me
Galileo…..
Happy Friday 🙂

So we see the #FakeNews from the MSM. Now we wait for the real story.

    rdmdawg in reply to OldNuc. | July 21, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    Ya, those news reports left out all the critical details, such as why Spicer doesn’t like Scaramucci.

    Also, do they even still have weekly press briefings? If so, why? All they are are media pile-ons, they have no value and serve no purpose.

      Tom Servo in reply to rdmdawg. | July 21, 2017 at 1:55 pm

      I think the stated claim for the unhappiness is that Scaramucci didn’t have any “political or organizational” experience. So Spicer didn’t think he should have to answer to him.

      Of course Spicer and the rest of the critics ignore the fact that everyone with DC “political and organizational experience’ has been giving Trump really, really bad advice from the start, generally always being “you better do what the establishment tells you to do!!!”

      Scaramucci is smart, an outsider, and he’s already proven he won’t let himself be pushed around. That’s 3 – 0 over Spicer right there – Although I will miss the twitter feed of Sean Spicier.

Is Scaramucci going to be Spicer’s replacement?

    Tom Servo in reply to heyjoojoo. | July 21, 2017 at 1:59 pm

    Hard to say at this point – he was hired to be Spicer’s boss, essentially, and now Spicer got mad and went home. So, it could play out several ways.

If it means the chubby girl on SNL is out of a gig I’m good with it.

Oh, please tell me the Sean Spicier twitter account managed to glom onto a Scaramucci account to keep up the fun, although renamed. Or if he keeps tweeting on Spicier, I’m happy 🙂

inspectorudy | July 21, 2017 at 3:25 pm

One of the things I hated about Spicer was his inability to stick with the rules that HE made. He had a rule that the airheads could ask one question and maybe a follow up on that question. He soon let it sink into anarchy and reporters were asking three four and five questions not based on any follow up. He would get testy but not authoritative like a parent with unruly children. It wasn’t professional nor interesting to watch. Huckabee does a better job of not getting ruffled feathers and stays calm and cool.

BREAKING NEWS: A Hawaiian judge has blocked Sean Spicer’s resignation, saying it is unconstitutional.

It’s a jungle out there – you need someone as communications director who is comfortable in the midst of the bruising chaos. Sean Spicer, I’m sure is a wonderful person – but also seemed very uncomfortable in that arena. Uncomfortable and ineffective. Trump needs someone who really can’t fight for him there. Scaramucci on the other hand, seems very comfortable. With all the crap Trump gets, he needs staff who can help him in a very negative environment.

Interestingly, Anthony Scaramucci, like his boss, has been a blue=blooded New York Progressive.

Pro gun control.

Anti-death penalty.

Pro LGBTUVWXYZ.

Hedge fund guy.

But he did call T-rump a hack. Which he’s “converted” from now.

Ah, well. T-rump is brilliant…he’s so brillant, you can’t even understand how brillant. He’s always got a plan. Yeah, and its such a great, great, great plan that you’ll get tired of all the planning!

Oh, and like his new boss, Scaramucci has been a contributor of money and influence to Deemocrats over the years.

I know some of you T-rump suckers can’t hear that…

Heh…!!!

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