Trump Praises Spicer's 'Great Television Ratings'
New White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci during his first appearance as a member of the Trump administration announced Sarah Huckabee Sanders is the new White House Press Secretary, replacing Sean Spicer, who resigned Friday morning.
Huckabee Sanders read a short statement from President Donald Trump, who praised Spicer's "great television ratings," something Trump was reportedly furious about.
President Trump on resignation of Sean Spicer: "I am grateful for Sean's work on behalf of my administration and the American people." pic.twitter.com/PQe1AIsTUqâ€” ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) July 21, 2017
Scaramucci repeatedly told reporters, "I love the president."
He also praised Sean Spicer, saying, "Sean is a true American patriot. He's a military serviceman... I applaud his efforts here and I love the guy." He added, "I hope he goes on to make a tremendous amount of money."
New White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci announces Sarah Huckabee Sanders will be next White House press secretary. pic.twitter.com/gQvmeTo5b3â€” ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) July 21, 2017
Spicer also posted a tweet:
Scaramucci refused to commit to daily televised press briefings:
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