White House press secretary Sean Spicer resigns


White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer briefs members of the media during a daily briefing at the White HouseImage copyright AFP
Image caption Mr Spicer’s press briefings were a cable news hit

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has quit, reportedly in protest at a shake-up of the communications team.

Mr Spicer stepped down because he was unhappy with President Donald Trump’s appointment of a new communications director, reports the New York Times.

Combative Wall Street financier Anthony Scaramucci has been picked for the role that Mr Spicer partially filled.

Mr Spicer’s press briefings were a cable news hit, but he withdrew from camera in recent weeks.

View the original article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-40687521

The shake-up comes as the White House faces inquiries into alleged Russian meddling in last year’s US presidential election and whether Mr Trump’s campaign team colluded with Moscow.

Image copyright AFP
Image caption Anthony Scaramucci is a stalwart ally of Mr Trump

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