Spicer resigns as White House press secretary

White House press secretary Sean Spicer resigns after Trump hires new communications director.

Ben Ariel, Canada,

Sean Spicer
Sean Spicer
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White House press secretary Sean Spicer resigned on Friday, The Hill reported.

His resignation reportedly came after President Donald Trump hired Anthony Scaramucci as his new communications director.

Trump requested that Spicer stay on, but Spicer declined to do so and told the present that hiring Scaramucci was a major mistake, according to the New York Times.

Spicer is a former spokesman and strategist from the Republican National Committee, where he worked with Reince Priebus, Trump's chief of staff and a former RNC chairman.

There had been reports last month that Spicer would be replaced and take on a new role at the White House, overseeing the entire communications operation.

Spicer has had a colorful history as the White House press secretary.

His daily on-camera briefings drew huge audiences on cable television and became must-see television.

From day one, Spicer was a combative press secretary on camera who frequently tangled with reporters.

In his first briefing following Trump’s inauguration, Spicer blasted the media over their “deliberate false reporting” of the inauguration.

He later criticized the media over their coverage of Trump’s first 100 days in office.

Spicer apologized in April after making a reference to "Holocaust centers" instead of concentration camps during an ill-fated comparison of Adolf Hitler and Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad.

Spicer also mistakenly said that Hitler had not used chemical weapons on his own people in criticizing Assad's use of them.

(Arutz Sheva’s North American desk is keeping you updated until the start of Shabbat in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)








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