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Posted: July 21, 2017

Sean Spicer resigns, Sarah Huckabee Sanders named next White House press secretary

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Sean Spicer resigns, Sarah Huckabee Sanders named next White House press secretary
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 17: White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer speaks to reporters during an off-camera briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House July 17, 2017 in Washington, DC. The White House has not held an on-camera briefing since June 29. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

By Theresa Seiger, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

White House press secretary Sean Spicer resigned from his post Friday morning, six months and one day after taking the position.

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In a message posted to Twitter Friday afternoon, Spicer said he will continue to serve as press secretary through August.

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“It's been an honor (and) a privilege to serve (President Donald Trump and) this amazing country,” he wrote.

Deputy White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will take over his duties, newly named White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci said at a news briefing Friday.

Spicer’s resignation came in opposition to Scaramucci’s appointment, The New York Times reported.


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