White House press secretary Sean Spicer stepped down Friday after a new White House communications director was tapped by President Donald Trump, ending tumultuous six-month tenure as the president’s top spokesman, 100% Fed Up reports.
Spicer tweeted: “It’s been an honor and a privilege to serve @POTUS @realdonaldtrump & this amazing country… I will continue my service through August.”
Spicer’s decision comes after Trump named New York financier and longtime supporter Anthony Scaramucci as the new White House communications director.
Scaramucci spoke to reporters at the White House briefing room for the first time on Friday, where he announced that the deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will take over Spicer’s role as press secretary.
Spicer reportedly did not approve Trump’s decision to Scaramucci, who will be filling in the communications director role that has been vacant since May when Mike Dubke resigned just after three months in the job.
In an interview with CNN on Friday, Spicer said he resigned because he wants “to give the President and the new team a clean slate.”