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Sean Spicer the White House Press Secretary resigned from his post on Friday as he did not agree with President Donald Trump on the appointment of Anthony Scaramucci being appointed as the communications director.
The President requested Spicer to stay on, but Spicer told Trump that he believed the appointment was a major mistake, the media reported.
“It’s been an honour & a privilege to serve @POTUS @realDonaldTrump & this amazing country,” Spicer tweeted, adding that he would remain in his position until August.
White House chief of staff Reince Priebus who is a former Republican Party chairman had brought Spicer into the White House – also reportedly disapproves of Trump’s pick for the communications director.
Spicer had a caricature of him on the Saturday Night Live sketch comedy show for his combative encounters with the White House press corps, Spicer became one of the Trump administration's most recognised figures after taking the job in December.
Trump made the appointment over the objection of Priebus, who thought Scaramucci lacked the requisite organisational or political experience. But the President believed Scaramucci, a ferocious defender of Trump on cable television, was best equipped to play the same role in-house, and he offered him a role with far-reaching powers independent of Priebus's.