Sean Spicer, White House press secretary, resigned on this morning. It’s reported that he told President Trump he strongly disagreed with his appointment of Anthony Scaramucci, the New York financier as communications director.
According to the New York Times, President Trump offered Mr. Scaramucci the position at 10 am. Also, that Trump made a request for Mr. Spicer to stay on, but Mr. Spicer then told Mr. Trump that he “believed the appointment was a major mistake,” according to a person with direct knowledge of the exchange.
Mr. Scaramucci, founded SkyBridge Capital and is also Fox News Channel contributor, is known for his on-air defense of Mr. Trump, but he also enjoys good relationships with journalists from an array of outlets, including those the president has labeled “fake news as reported by the New York Times.
Trump’s administration has been dealing with many internal sagas. Dr. Bart Rossi, a renowned Political Psychologist, has been predicting Trump’s “total collapse”. According to Rossi, this is just another factor in the Trump presidency not gaining ground, and he is waiting for the other shoe to drop as he predicts Attorney General Sessions will not make it through the year.
Spicer’s departure has been one of the longest-running internal sagas within the Trump administration that is “brimming with dissension and intrigue”. Spicer was a frequent target of the president’s ire — and correctives — during the first few months of the administration.
His resignation is a major blow to the White House chief of staff, Reince Priebus, the former Republican Party chairman. The New York Times reports that Trump initially questioned Spicer’s loyalty in the beginning. Priebus is the one who brought Mr. Spicer into the West Wing. This may cause a rift between the President and his chief of staff.
Mr. Scaramucci’s appointment, who is a favorite of President Trump’s is reported to be backed by the president’s daughter Ivanka, as well as his son-in-law and advisor Jared Kushner and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, the officials said.
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