White House press secretary Jay Carney has resigned, President Obama announced Friday, according to Town Hall.
Town Hall has reported:
Shortly before 2 p.m., President Obama made a surprise announcement that White House Press Secretary Jay Carney has resigned. He will be replaced by Josh Earnest. Earnest had previously been the deputy White House spokesman.
Carney described his career as press secretary as “an amazing experience.”
Rumors of his resignation began swirling in mid-March. Carney had served as press secretary since February of 2011. He replaced Robert Gibbs.
Responses such as these were posted on Twitter:
For his years of loyal service, Jay Carney will receive a gold-plated framed lie from POTUS. — el Sooper (@SooperMexican) May 30, 2014
Jay Carney leaving his job to spend more time with the truth. — Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) May 30, 2014
Jay Carney wants to spend more time with his family’s Red Army posters.
— jon gabriel (@exjon) May 30, 2014
Jay Carney is such a habitual liar that I’m not going to believe he has resigned until he says he hasn’t.
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) May 30, 2014
It must be Friday.
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