Sarah Huckabee Sanders Promoted as Press Secretary, Gives Trump's Response to Spicer Resignation

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Posted: Jul 21, 2017 2:45 PM
Sarah Huckabee Sanders Promoted as Press Secretary, Gives Trump's Response to Spicer Resignation

Speaking from the White House briefing room Friday, newly minted Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci announced Principal Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee-Sanders has been promoted to press secretary. Sean Spicer tendered his resignation from the position earlier in the day. 

"Sarah will be the press secretary," Scaramucci said. "The President loves Sarah and thinks she is doing a phenomenal job. I agree with him." 

During his remarks, Scaramucci praised Spicer as a patriot and said he wishes him well. He also said he hopes Spicer will go on to make "a tremendous amount of money." 

Sanders, who introduced Scaramucci at the lectern, read a statement from President Trump about Spicer's departure.

"I’d like to read a statement from the President on the resignation of Press Secretary Sean Spicer: ‘I am grateful for Sean’s work on behalf of my Administration and the American people. I wish him continued success as he moves on to pursue new opportunities: Just look at his great television ratings.’ Sean will continue to serve the administration through August," she said.
 
"The President has also appointed Anthony Scaramucci as Communications Director and I have statement on Anthony’s appointment as well: ‘Anthony is a person I have great respect for, and he will be an important addition to this Administration. He has been a great supporter and will now help implement key aspects of our agenda while leading the communications team. We have accomplished so much, and we are being given credit for so little. The good news is the people get it, even if the media doesn’t,’” she continued.