Sean Spicer shook up the White House on Friday, July 21, with his decision to resign from his post as press secretary, the New York Times reports.
The former official handed in his letter of resignation after President Donald Trump offered Anthony Scaramucci job as Communications Director.
Memes were created, and questions were asked. Now, Trump himself has responded with a statement via newly-appointed press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders at a White House press briefing. He said,
I am grateful for Sean's work on behalf of the 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's statement continued, stating that Spicer "will continue to serve the administration through August."
Spicer reportedly disagreed with Trump's decision to hire Anthony Scaramucci, a prominent Wall Street financier, and chose to resign shortly after Scaramucci was offered the job at 10 a.m. ET on Friday, July 21.
After a tumultuous (very short) run as press secretary, it seems his dislike for Scaramucci propelled Spicer's White House exit.
Shortly after then-deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders read the President's statement, the White House announced her new title (press secretary) and confirmed that Scaramucci is officially communications director.
Will he write a book?
Will he run away and never look back?
Will he make a move to TV since his former boss says he's great for ratings?
Only time will tell, but at least Spicer has a solid reference from Trump when he's ready to start a new gig.
Elite Daily reached out to the White House for information about the resignation and Spicer's reported dislike of Scaramucci, but did not hear back at publication time.