Several news outlets are reporting that President Trump has reluctantly accepted Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s resignation.
Via the Associated Press:
White House press secretary Sean Spicer is resigning his position, according to two people with knowledge of the decision.
One of those people said Spicer is quitting because of objections over the appointment of a new White House communications director, New York financier Anthony Scaramucci.
The NYTimes adds:
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 a person with direct knowledge of the exchange.
After the news broke, Spicer tweeted:
— Sean Spicer (@PressSec) July 21, 2017