What to Know About New White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci

What to Know About New White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci

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Spicer's resignation came just after Trump's appointment of Anthony Scaramucci as White House communications director on Friday, Axios reported, citing unnamed sources.

Priebus told reporters after the news broke, "I support Anthony 100%".

White House press secretary Sean Spicer resigned Friday morning, according to three White House officials.

"In addition to all of the big news happening at the White House today, it is also my daughter Scarlet's fifth birthday".

Sean Spicer endured endless jokes at his expense during his six-month tenure as White House press secretary, and Hollywood didn't hold back following the news of his resignation.

Scaramucci has previously had a tense and fraught relationship with both Spicer and White House chief of staff Reince Priebus, who both vehemently objected to Trump's decision to install Scaramucci in the top communications job. He served on Mr. Trump's transition committee, and was said to be in the running for a White House job after his inauguration. Deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has largely taken over the briefings, turning them into an off-camera event.




Interestingly, Rebecca may have an insider's understanding of the pressure that comes along with a position in the White House.

"I always say that when most kids are 7 or 8 years old out jumping rope, she was sitting at the kitchen table listening to [political commentators] analyze poll results", her father told Fox News in May.

Celebrities took to social media on Friday to reflect on Mr Spicer's tumultuous term and question what his departure could mean for Melissa McCarthy, who impersonates him on sketch show Saturday Night Live.

Scaramucci studied economics at Tufts University and graduated from Harvard Law School, before going on to work for Goldman Sachs, where he became a vice president in private wealth management.

These developments appear to be the first steps in a long-promised communications shakeup at the White House, which has struggled to stay focused amid the unfolding Russian Federation collusion story.

Spicer has always been a fixture of the Washington political establishment, previously serving as the spokesman for the Republican National Committee.

Spicer tweeted that it had been "an honor & a privilege to serve" Trump and "this incredible country".

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