White House spokesperson Sean Spicer quits - sources

2017-07-21 18:12
White House press secretary Sean Spicer. (Andrew Harnik, AP)

White House press secretary Sean Spicer. (Andrew Harnik, AP)

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Washington - White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has resigned, sources say.

It follows the hiring of a new communications aide.

 The New York Times reported on Friday that Spicer had told President Donald trump that he disagreed with the appointment of the New York financier Anthony Scaramucci as communications director.  

Trump offered Scaramucci the job at 10:00 a source says. The president apparently requested that Spicer stay on, but he [Spicer] told Trump that he believed the appointment was a major mistake, according to a person with direct knowledge of the exchange.

Scaramucci would have been Spicer's boss

Spicer has filled the role of communications director and press secretary since the departure of Mike Dubke back in May. Dubke resigned as White House communications director for “personal reasons”.

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