He appears on Fox News frequently as a defender of the president. Scaramucci has coined a particularly crude nickname for Priebus, and Priebus previously blocked the financier from several other top White House roles.
Apparently, the appointment was enough to push Spicer over the edge, and he is leaving the White House immediately. Fans on Twitter hope they'll be seeing McCarthy's Spicer return in some capacity, though they are devastated that "SNL" won't be able to present any more Spicey press briefings.
Scaramucci is the third person to be offered the White House communications director job since Trump was elected. The article cited an anonymous source saying Scaramucci had met with a chief executive of a $10-billion Russian investment fund, and that Democratic senators on the Senate Intelligence Committee wanted to know if Scaramucci had indicated in that meeting that Russian sanctions might be lifted.
Spicer is also complimenting Scaramucci, a NY financier and frequent defender of the president who was a staple at Trump Tower during the president's transition.
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UPDATE: Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, a longtime colleague of Spicer's, is reportedly furious with Scaramucci's appointment. Spicer will exit his post in August, and Sarah Huckabee Sanders will take over as press secretary.
Despite Trump being a fan of the highly rated briefings, Spicer hadn't conducted an on-camera briefing since June 20 and the administration has preferred off-camera versions over the last few weeks.
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However, Ms Sanders said that the new hire didn't signal other changes in the administration. "We go back a long long way and are very good friends - all good here".
UPDATE (12:21 p.m.): More details are beginning to emerge about the lead-up Spicer's sudden resignation.
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