We cheered when he gave the press the middle finger. The Left jeered and mocked him in an SNL parody. Love him or hate him, Spicer has been a colorful Press Secretary.
It was only a matter of time
With a rocky couple of months, the rise of Sarah Huckabee-Sanders, and the appointment of a new Communications Director (Scaramucci) the writing was on the wall for Spicer.
Sean Spicer has reportedly resigned as Donald Trump’s Press Secretary after the appointment of New York financier Anthony Scaramucci as director of communications.
The President had asked Mr Spicer to stay on, according to The New York Times, but Mr Spicer told the President that the appointment of Mr Scaramucci was a major mistake.
Mr Spicer’s resignation comes after Mr Trump also reshuffled his personal legal team, which is building the President’s defence against allegations of collusion with the Russian government around the 2016 election.
Jonathan Karl, the chief White House correspondent for ABC News, tweeted that when he went to ask Mr Spicer a question about Mr Scaramucci, the Press Secretary “slammed the door” in his face.
Minutes later, it was reported that Mr Spicer had resigned. —Independent
It didn’t help his case any that he was a perpetual target of the Left’s attempts to ridicule Trump and his associates.
And that began at the very beginning of his tenure in the dispute over crowd size for inauguration day. His relationship with the media did not get much better over time.
Speculation about Spicer’s status with the White House has run rampant for months, but the appointment of Scaramucci was seen as a deciding factor in his resignation.
Spicer originally was supposed to lead a newly restructured communications operation. Under that structure, the communications director would report to him — which may have caused a conflict with Scaramucci.
His departure comes as Trump has shown growing frustration with the ongoing Russia meddling probe and the massive attention it receives in the media. Spicer has defended Trump throughout the controversy, but had taken on a lower-profile role in recent weeks.
Spicer’s daily briefings were a must-see event during the opening months of the Trump presidency. But Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has since taken the lead on many daily press briefings — which mostly are held off camera and no longer televised live. —Fox
Not only was HE colorful, but he spun off a hilarious parody twitter account ‘Sean Spicier‘ that we hope will continue whether under the same name, or a new one.