Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer spoke with CNN’s Dana Bash Friday afternoon about his resignation, after telling The New York Times earlier in the day it was motivated by Trump’s hiring of Wall Street personality, Anthony Scaramucci.
Spicer elaborated on his decision over the phone with Bash, saying he wanted to give the White House communications team a “clean slate” under new head Scaramucci.
“He says the president did ask him to stay, but he, Sean, said that given the situation, he thought it was better for the White House – and also better for Sean personally – to leave now,” Bash reported.
She claimed Spicer did not cover if Scaramucci’s hiring was the root motivation for his decision but continued past her conversation with him to say she believed he didn’t want to report to Scaramucci and that he doubted his ability to competently do the job.
Spicer tweeted that he will be continuing his service through the month of August.
— Sean Spicer (@PressSec) July 21, 2017
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Trump’s new hire has said some pretty nasty things