BREAKING: Sean Spicer Resigns as Press Secretary

White House press secretary Sean Spicer speaks during the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington, Friday, May 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

It was just a matter of time before this happened but I don’t think anybody saw Sean Spicer’s resignation coming so quickly. But Spicer resigned, and now we wait to hear how Trump forcing this move is just another example of his brilliance.


From The New York Times:

Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, resigned on Friday morning, telling President Trump he vehemently disagreed with the appointment of the New York financier Anthony Scaramucci as communications director.

Mr. Trump offered Mr. Scaramucci the job at 10 a.m. The president requested that Mr. Spicer stay on, but Mr. Spicer told Mr. Trump that he believed the appointment was a major mistake, according to person with direct knowledge of the exchange.

It’s not hard to blame Spicer for resigning as a result of the hiring of Scaramucci. He’s a hedge fund and finance person, not a communications person. He has no experience running communications and doing so for the White House requires a particular skill set.

Trump’s hiring of Scaramucci appears to be another move where Trump rewards loyalty over experience and competence.

More to come as this story unfolds.


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