President Trump has appointed Anthony Scaramucci as his new communications director which would have made him Sean Spicer’s new boss. Apparently, Spicer didn’t like that idea so he stepped down.
The New York Times reported:
Sean Spicer Resigns as White House Press Secretary
Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, resigned on Friday morning, after denouncing chaos in the West Wing and 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 a person with direct knowledge of the exchange.
A spokeswoman for the president, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, was elevated to press secretary. She said Mr. Trump is grateful for Mr. Spicer’s service and that the president believes Mr. Spicer will succeed going forward.
“Just look at his great television ratings,” Mr. Trump said in a statement read by Ms. Sanders during a White House briefing on Friday.
Mr. Spicer’s turbulent tenure as the president’s top spokesman was marked by a combative style with the news media that spawned a caricature of him on “Saturday Night Live.”
The media will have a feeding frenzy over this just because it’s Trump. Every presidential administration goes through staff shake ups.