Sean Spicer has officially resigned from his position as White House Press Secretary and interim Communications Director. Sarah Huckabee Sanders has taken over in the press room and New York financier Anthony Scaramucci will be the new Communications Director.
Sources close to the President say that Mr. Trump asked Spicer to stay on as Press Secretary after Anthony was brought on. So far, the White House has done nothing but praise Spicer after his exit. The President, Sanders, and Sacramucci all released statements sharing their appreciation for the hard work from Spicer.
Sean worked closely with Trump's right-hand-man Reince Priebus while working for the RNC. Reince landed Spicer the job immediately after Trump won the election. His appointment initially stunned the press who thought that Trump's famous campaign manager Kellyanne Conway would accept the position.
“I am grateful for Sean’s work on behalf of my administration and the American people. I wish him continued success as he moves on to pursue new opportunities. Just look at his great television ratings,” said Trump in a statement read by Sanders during her first press conference as the new Secretary.
Anthony followed Sanders lining up his plans for the press. “Sean is a true American patriot. He’s a military serviceman. He’s got a great family and he’s done an amazing job,” said Sacramucci.
After one final tweet, Spicer removed any mention of the Trump press room from his Twitter account. Typically, Press Secretary's have a short lifespan and move on after two or four years. Spicer was only on camera for a few months, however, the brutal attacks from the press certainly packed in a full-terms worth of judgment. Sean took the brunt of the attacks about the DNC hack and the Russian meetings with Donald Trump Jr. Furthermore, he even took a hit on SNL when actress Melissa McCarthy's impression of him went viral.
"It's been an honor & a privilege to serve @POTUS @realDonaldTrump & this amazing country. I will continue my service through August," Sean said in a final tweet. Both Sean's comments and the kind ones made by his former employees have confused the press. They're looking for a reason behind his departure. In the end, the job is tough and Spicer may simply need a break. Who can blame him?