Spicer allegedly resigns from White House press secretary post

Ivan Pentchoukov
By Ivan Pentchoukov
July 21, 2017Politics
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Spicer allegedly resigns from White House press secretary post
White House press secretary Sean Spicer speaks to reporters during an off-camera briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House July 17, 2017, in Washington. The White House has not held an on-camera briefing since June 29. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

White House press secretary Sean Spicer resigned on Friday, July 21, according to unnamed sources who spoke to the New York Times and The Associated Press.

Spicer resigned because he did not approve the appointment of New York financier Anthony Scaramucci to the top White House communications post, an anonymous source told the Times and AP.

Spicer was named as the press secretary to Donald Trump on Dec. 22, 2016. He strongly criticized the press in his first public appearance, pointing out bias and intentional falsehoods. That set up for a tense relationship with the press corps. leading up to Spicer prohibiting cameras during White House press briefings.

Prior to his role with the Trump White House, Spicer served as the communications director of the Republican National Committee.

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