White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer resigned on Friday, 21 of July, ending a short but remarkable career as a White House spokesperson. Spicer’s departure was abrupt, and appeared along with changes in media and legal teams of President Trump.
Anthony Scaramucci has been appointed as the new White House communications director. Spicer had been communications director as well as press secretary following the resignation of Mike Dubke as director early last month.
A Republican close to the White House told Reuters that Trump settled on Scaramucci, 53, a political supporter and former Goldman Sachs banker, for the head media job on Thursday and met with him on Friday morning to formally offer it to him.
A White House official briefed on what happened next said Spicer was told of Scaramucci’s hiring and Trump urged Spicer to stay on. But Spicer, 45, said he did not want to stay on under the terms and conditions described to him and quit.