This is developing…
Well, it’s been a long time coming, but former White House easter bunny and man who has been subjected to relentless ridicule and ceaseless late night television trolling, Sean Spicer, has finally had all he can take.
Apparently, Scaramucci was the straw that broke the camel’s back. And Spicer wasn’t the only one in opposition. “Reince Priebus and Steve Bannon fought hard to stop [Scaramucci’s appointment], but Trump made up his own mind with the full support of Jared and Ivanka, and Hope Hicks,” Axios notes, adding that “the senior team met with Scaramucci in the Oval Office this morning to hash it out.”
On Friday, we learned that Trump was set to install Scaramucci in the communications director position that’s been vacant since Michael Dubke resigned in May.
Spicer had been doing double duty as director and press secretary, with the day-to-day responsibilities of the latter position recently being handled by Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
Via NY Times
Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, resigned on Friday morning, telling President Trump he vehemently disagreed with the appointment of the New York financier Anthony Scaramucci as communications director.
Mr. Trump offered Mr. Scaramucci the job at 10 a.m. The president requested that Mr. Spicer stay on, but Mr. Spicer told Mr. Trump that he believed the appointment was a major mistake, according to person with direct knowledge of the exchange.
One has to think that at this point, Spicer was feeling nostalgic for his glory days as the White House Easter Bunny anyway – although even that job has its perils.
“The limited vision can even be dangerous, not so much for the bunny as for the little kids running underfoot,” Spicer once said of the holiday hare gig, adding that “that’s why the bunnies have a handler to guide them as they wander about.”
Turns out Spicer’s most recent “handler” was pretty sh*tty in that regard.