- Title: White House spokesman Sean Spicer resigns
- Date: 21st July 2017
- Summary: WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES (FILE - APRIL 28, 2017) (REUTERS) SPICER LISTENING AS REPORTER (OFF CAMERA) SAYS: "It's been a busy 100 days for the president but also for his staff. What's it like to be his spokesman. How has that changed your life since you came to that podium for the first time?" (SOUNDBITE) (English) WHITE HOUSE SPOKESMAN, SEAN SPICER, SAYING: "So, it's not a quiet existence. It's... look... the president gets up early and goes to bed late. He understands that the nature of this job is that you have a finite amount of time to accomplish what you want to do and to make the country a better place. And he expects the same with his staff. So we get up early. We work late. I think we all struggle to keep up with him. But, we all understand that when we came to work in a Trump administration, it was... it was to make sure that we did everything we could... used every minute of every day to help move his agenda forward, to make the country a better place."
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- 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: LVA0016QNWF9J
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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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