by Spencer Fernando
July 21, 2017
Trump’s hiring of Wall Street Financier Anthony Scaramucci as White House Communications Director appears to have been the final straw for Spicer.
Sean Spicer – the embattled and heavily lampooned White House Press Secretary – has resigned.
According to reports, Spicer decided to resign after Donald Trump hired Anthony Scaramucci – a former Goldman Sachs banker – as the new White House Communications Director.
Spicer reportedly told Trump he “vehemently disagreed” with the hiring of Scaramucci, and called it “a major mistake.”
Chief Strategist Steve Bannon, Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, and Sean Spicer reportedly opposed the hiring of Scaramaucci, but were overruled by Trump. Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner supported the hiring of Scaramucci.
Spicer is a close ally of Priebus, and the hiring of Scaramucci represented a big blow to both Priebus’ and Spicer’s authority. According to Axios, Priebus wasn’t even notified of the decision until after it took place.
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