July 21, 2017
Written by: Christy Bollinger
WASHINGTON D.C. – Sean Spicer, White House press secretary, has resigned after a disagreement he had with President Trump’s selection of White House communications director. He announced his resignation this morning.
The New York Times reported that Spicer resigned after telling President Trump that he strongly disagreed with the selection of Anthony Scaramucci as White House communications director.
Before joining the Trump administration, Spicer was the communications director for the Republican National Committee.
Spicer was criticized after his controversial White House briefing when he said the inauguration’s crowd size for Trump was larger than the size of Obama’s inauguration crowd (which was false) and has been mocked on NBC’s Saturday Night Live. He has witnessed a lot of heat while serving as the White House press secretary.
Recently, Sarah Sanders has been conducting many of the White House briefings off-camera.