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Sean Spicer resigns, Sarah Huckabee Sanders is new White House press secretary

Posted at 12:07 PM, Jul 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-21 18:41:03-04

WASHINGTON — He's been battling the media since President Trump's inauguration and was spoofed regularly on SNL. Now, Sean Spice is out as White House press secretary.

Spicer resigned Friday "over hiring of new communications aide," sources told the Associated Press.

CNN reports that Spicer's resignation came after New York financier and former Trump campaign fundraiser Anthony Scaramucci accepted the position as White House communications director.

During Friday's White House press briefing, Scaramucci said Sarah Huckabee Sanders will be the press secretary going forward.

Huckabee Sanders said Spicer will remain in his role through August.

Trump asked Spicer to stay on, but he resigned, a White House official and top GOP adviser told CNN.

Spicer told President Donald Trump he "vehemently disagreed" with the appointment of Scaramucci, the New York Times reports.