By Ben Chelnitsky | WASHINGTON
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, who assumed office January 20th under the Trump administration and served as White House Director of Communications from January 20th as well until March 6th and rejoined as acting director on June 2nd, announced his resignation today.
This comes not only after months of embarrassment from mispronunciations to SNL mockeries but specifically after financier Anthony Scaramucci was appointed to be the new White House Communications Director.
Scaramucci is an Italian-American hedge fund manager who graduated from Tufts University and Havard Law School. He was a host of Fox Business’s Wall Street Week and was a contributor to the Fox News Channel.
Scaramucci served on the Presidential Transition Team Executive Committee and in early 2017 sold his investment firm SkyBridge Capital.
President Trump originally intended in January on appointing Scaramucci as Director of the White House Office of Public Liaison and Intergovernmental Affairs, but there were supposedly issues with his finances at the Office of Government Ethics.
Scaramucci joined the US Export-Import Bank in June and is said to take the role of the White House Communications Director around August.
Spicer reportedly was upset about the appointment of Scaramucci and thus decided it was time to resign.
President Trump is frustrated with the continued Russia collisions stories and likely believes that Scaramucci, after winning a fight in June over a false article from CNN that claimed Scaramucci was connected to a multi-billion-dollar Russian investment fund, is tough enough to combat the media narratives and portray the administration in a way Trump would prefer.
Deputy White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, daughter of former Arkansas Governor and presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, is speculated to replace Spicer after having covered for Spicer already during his hiatuses.