White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has resigned in protest at an organisational shake-up.
Apparently, Mr Spicer disagreed with President Donald Trump’s appointment of a new communications director.
Instead, the Wall Street financier Anthony Scaramucci has been the mediator in this context.
Mr Spicer’s press briefings were very brief and he withdrew from camera in recent weeks. This happens when the White House faces a difficult situation concerning the apparent Russian meddling in last year’s US presidential election and with Mr Trump’s campaign team conspiracy with Moscow.
Mr Spicer has been serving as both press secretary and communications director since Mr Mike Dubke’s exit last May. Now, he expresses his disagreement with Mr Scaramucci appointment, which he believe it´s a “major mistake”.
“It’s been an honor & a privilege to serve @POTUS @realDonaldTrump & this amazing country”. “I will continue my service through August”, Spicer tweeted.
Many reporters were asking for answers concerning the press secretary’s exit, but they stood in calm when they were assured that the deputy press secretary would hold a briefing on Friday afternoon.
Scaramucci himself attended the news conference to announce that Sarah Huckabee Sanders, formerly Mr Spicer’s deputy, would step into his shoes.
“I love the president and it’s an honour to be here,” said Scaramucci.
Ms Huckabee Sanders read a statement from President Trump, saying: “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 as his great television ratings.”