After months of speculation, Sean Spicer has finally exited the Trump administration, but not before taking a pot shot at the incoming White House Communications Director.
Spicer, whose role within the administration had seemed shaky for several weeks, appeared doomed. With Sarah Huckabee Sanders taking over in the Press Briefing room nearly full-time after it was announced that Spicer would be heading to a larger role, many in the media predicted that Sean would be moving on in the near future. Now, after months of being parodied on Saturday Night Live and a litany of proposed changes to his placement within the administration, Spicer has himself resigned, citing the appointment of new White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci.
“Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, resigned on Friday morning, telling President Trump he vehemently disagreed with the appointment of the New York financier Anthony Scaramucci as communications director.
“Mr. Trump offered Mr. Scaramucci the job at 10 a.m. The president requested that Mr. Spicer stay on, but Mr. Spicer told Mr. Trump that he believed the appointment was a major mistake, according to person with direct knowledge of the exchange.
“Mr. Scaramucci, who founded the global investment firm SkyBridge Capital and is a Fox News Channel contributor, is known for his spirited 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.’
“Mr. Trump made the appointment over the objection of [Chief of Staff] Mr. Priebus, who thought Mr. Scaramucci lacked the requisite organizational or political experience. But the president believed Mr. Scaramucci, a ferocious defender of Mr. Trump’s on cable television, was best equipped to play the same role in-house, and he offered him a role with far-reaching powers independent of Mr. Priebus’s.
“Mr. Spicer flatly rejected the president’s offer of a position subordinate to Mr. Scaramucci, according to two administration officials familiar with the exchange.”
The change comes amid a plethora of turmoil within the administration, as the leftist “resistance” is beginning to wear on Trump’s presidency.
Liberals will certainly delight at the news of Spicer’s departure, allowing themselves to believe that this is some indication of a greater crumbling to come. In reality, it looks as though Mr. Scaramucci will have no problem working with friendly and unfriendly media faces alike, something that has become of greater consequence as outlets such as CNN continue to push toward the absurd and asinine.