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Sean Spicer Resigns As White House Press Secretary

WASHINGTON (CBS) -- White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer resigned on Friday, CBS News has confirmed.

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White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

The resignation comes soon after President Donald Trump selected New York financier Anthony Scaramucci to be communications director.

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The New York Times is reporting that Spicer told the president he "vehemently disagreed" with that hiring.

Tweeting on Friday afternoon, Spicer said he would continue in his role through August and added that it was an "honor" to serve.

New Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders read a statement from Trump at an afternoon briefing.

"I am grateful for Sean's work on behalf of my administration and the American people. I wish him continued success as he moves on to pursue new opportunities. Just look at his great television ratings," Trump said.

Spicer had taken a back seat at White House press briefings to Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders in recent weeks.




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