- Title: White House spokesman Sean Spicer resigns
- Date: 21st July 2017
- Summary: WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES (APRIL 28, 2017) (REUTERS) WIDE SHOWING REPORTER'S SHOULDER IN FOREGROUND WITH SPICER LISTENING AS REPORTER ASKS WHAT HE THINKS ABOUT CRITICISM ABOUT HIS OWN PERFORMANCE AS WHITE HOUSE SPOKESMAN AND WHETHER HE HAS ANY REGRETS. (SOUNDBITE) (English) WHITE HOUSE SPOKESMAN, SEAN SPICER, SAYING: "Of course, I have regrets and I always... I have spent my life, whether it's in the military or our civilian side, looking at an event, how can you make a good event better. How can you take an event that didn't go as well, better? What did you do well? How do you sustain that? How do you look back? So, I do... you know, from a daily briefing to a rollout of a legislative item. We look back on a daily basis. What did we do really well? How do we make sure that we keep the good, and of the things that didn't go so well, how do we improve that? Whether it's a process, or policy, or substance or what can we be doing better to drive the president's message out. That's something that we are constantly reevaluating and I think that's what the hallmark of a good organization is. SPICER LISTENING AS REPORTER (OFF CAMERA) ASKS: "So, how do you relax?" (SOUNDBITE) (English) WHITE HOUSE SPOKESMAN, SEAN SPICER, SAYING: [LAUGHS] "I'm not sure I do. We are on the go. We have a finite amount of time as I said but I' like to spend time with my family to the extent I can. I've got two small kids, that I try to make sure they remember who I am, and a very supportive wife. So, you know, I do what I can, in the time that I get to spend it with them."
- Embargoed: 4th August 2017 17:30
- Keywords: Sean Spicer White House press secretary Spicer resigns Anthony Scaramucci
- Location: WASHINGTON, D.C. / NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES / DAVOS, SWITZERLAND
- City: WASHINGTON, D.C. / NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES / DAVOS, SWITZERLAND
- Country: USA
- Topics: Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA0056QNWF9J
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- Story Text: White House spokesman Sean Spicer resigned on Friday (July 21), ending a brief, turbulent tenure that gained global notoriety, after President Donald Trump named adviser and Wall Street financier Anthony Scaramucci as his top communications official.
A White House official said Spicer, 45, had resigned.
Spicer's departure reflected turmoil within Trump's legal and communication teams amid a widening investigation into possible ties between Trump's 2016 presidential campaign and Russia, a problem undermining the White House's policy agenda.
Parodied memorably on the Saturday Night Live sketch comedy show for his combative encounters with the White House press corps, Spicer became one of the Trump administration's most recognized figures after taking the job in December.
He was sometimes targeted by critics for what they said were false or misleading statements. In recent weeks, Spicer has less frequently taken the lectern in the White House press room.
Trump offered Scaramucci, a long-time supporter who has frequently appeared on television to defend him, the White House communications post.
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