Deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will hold an on-camera press briefing Friday, the first since June 29, as the dust settles following the announcement that press secretary Sean Spicer has resigned.
Sanders will brief reporters at 2 p.m., the White House announced, occurring within hours of the announcements that President Trump has hired Anthony Scaramucci as the new communications director and Spicer’s reported exit.
Spicer was not supportive of Trump’s decision to hire Scaramucci, according to reports, and resigned despite the president asking him to stay on in his position. Spicer has been filling the role of press secretary and communications director for months.
Following Spicer’s announcement, Democratic Congresswoman Maxine Waters tweeted a response, seemingly in support of his decision, while simultaneously insulting Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
The return to an on-camera briefing will be a welcome change for reporters, who have been critical of the off-camera format.
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