Sean Spicer resigned as White House Press Secretary on Friday, ending his tumultuous relationship with the media.
Spicer was widely reported to be angry at the hiring of New York financier Anthony Scaramucci as the Trump administration’s new communications director, the New York Times reported.
BREAKING: Sean Spicer Resigns as White House Press Secretary, says he “vehemently disagrees” with Scaramucci appmt: https://t.co/PyUiUNxb39
— Holly O’Reilly (@AynRandPaulRyan) July 21, 2017
Scaramucci was reportedly hired directly by President Donald Trump to the objections of White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon.
ABC News’ Jonathan Karl said on Twitter that when he went to ask Spicer about Scaramucci’s hiring he slammed the door in the reporter’s face.
— Jonathan Karl (@jonkarl) July 21, 2017
Democrat anti-President Trump activist and California Rep. Maxine Waters was the first to welcome Spicer to the #Resistance.
Congratulations Sean Spicer. You’ve got more guts than Jeff Sessions!
— Maxine Waters (@MaxineWaters) July 21, 2017
Other’s that support the president are happy for Spicer, while buzz and speculation ran rampant:
Sean Spicer had a great effort, but came from the old GOP school & assumed a good faith press
Scaramucci knows how to create news cycles
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) July 21, 2017
Sean Spicer is finally out.
Anthony @Scaramucci is in.
The base supports Scaramucci!
— Mike Cernovich 🇺🇸 (@Cernovich) July 21, 2017
— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) July 21, 2017
Sean Spicer told WH he would quit if they hired Scarsmucci. That was another reason Scaramucci got hired immediately.
— MARK SIMONE (@MarkSimoneNY) July 21, 2017
Sean Spicer resigned and now the writers over at Saturday Night Live are on their way to an emergency meeting like pic.twitter.com/6ppb3SXbdB
— Tariq Nasheed (@tariqnasheed) July 21, 2017
OMG! I go out for an hour and come back to SEAN SPICER RESIGNS. pic.twitter.com/UYMADt2KBi
— Le Kiwi Resists (@nzhippygirl) July 21, 2017
I'm more surprised @seanspicer held out this long. You had the worst job in the world. Respect for doing a job nobody wanted.
— Neil A. (@heywahappon) July 21, 2017
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