Sean Spicer is out!
After months of having one foot out the door of the White House, Donald Trump‘s latest move was the last straw for hotheaded press secretary.
According to The New York Times, Spicey’s exit was over frustration in Trump hiring New York hedge fund creator Anthony Scaramucci as his new communications director.
The POTUS reportedly asked that Sean stay on, but he refused as he would have to start answering to the new guy.
The departure is hardly a surprise as deputy Sarah Huckabee Sanders has taken over most of the White House press briefings — when they even still happen.
Trump has already tried to remove cameras from the press room and reportedly toyed with the idea of canceling the traditional briefing altogether, a huge, probably inevitable move in his war on the press.
What part Scaramucci will play in the tug-of-war is unclear, but if it’s a bridge too far for Trump alternative fact-peddler Sean Spicer, you can bet it’s not good.
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