White House spokesman Sean Spicer resigns
WASHINGTON – Anadolu AgencyWhite House spokesman Sean Spicer abruptly resigned on July 21 following the appointment of Wall Street financier Anthony Scaramucci as the executive mansion’s Communications Director.
Spicer reportedly told President Donald Trump he disagreed with Scaramucci’s appointment.
Scaramucci, who is a major Republican donor and was a member of the president's transition team, was chosen early on July 21 and he accepted the position.
He told reporters at a news briefing Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who had been Spicer’s deputy, would replace him as press secretary and that Spicer would remain in the White House through August.
"I want to thank personally Sean Spicer not only on behalf of myself, the president, the administration, but Sean is a true American patriot, he's a military serviceman, he's got a great family, and he's done an amazing job," said Scaramucci.
Keeping in line with administration officials who regularly offer a lot of praise for their boss, Scaramucci heaped on the compliments.
"He's got some of the best political instincts in the world, and perhaps in history," Scaramucci said.
"He started his political ascent two and two -- two years and two months ago, and he's -- he's done a phenomenal job for the American people."
But the praise was not one way. Sanders read a statement from Trump who said he has “great respect” for Scaramucci and the president predicted he would “help implement key aspects of our agenda.”
"We accomplished so much and we’ve been given credit for so little," Trump said.
"The good news is, the people get it even if the media doesn't.” Scaramucci replaces Mike Dubke, who resigned in May, just three months after he was hired by Trump.