Sean Spicer, now former White House Press Secretary, was previously slated to be removed from the White House briefings and given a “more senior” communications role in the Administration. Not anymore. Long time pro-Trumper and friend of Hannity, Anthony Scaramucci has been awarded the prestigious White House communications director role. Previously, the role of WH comm. director was being “tested” on Spicer after Mike Dubke resigned back in May; it was speculated that Spicer would officially assume the role after a trial period.
Scaramucci is known to be an incredible communicator and long time Republican donor; he showed incredible support for President Trump during the 2016 presidential election.
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More Via NY Daily News:
Spicer told the President he vehemently disagreed with his choice to the top communications post, the New York Times reported.
The hedge fund bigwig’s appointment was announced as soon as Friday, according to reports. He’ll fill the position vacated by Mike Dubke, who resigned from his post in late May.
Scaramucci’s hiring surprised Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, who wasn’t made aware of the move until it was finalized, according to Axios, which first reported the news.
The 53-year-old Wall Street executive was a Trump donor and member of his transition team — having previously supported Jeb Bush and Scott Walker.
He’d long been considered for a White House gig, but nothing materialized during Trump’s first six months in office.
Scaramucci — who regularly appears on Fox News — sold off his share of SkyBridge Capital earlier this year, the hedge fund he founded in 2005.
Last month he took a top position at the U.S. Export-Import Bank, which he’ll leave to become communications director, according to reports.
Scaramucci was the focus of a controversial CNN story that ran in late June and pulled just a day later.
The story claimed Scaramucci met with an executive from a Kremlin-linked bank days before the election.
Three reporters left the network after the story was retracted.
Trump has reportedly fumed over his communications team’s performance.
Press secretary Sean Spicer has been replaced at the podium by deputy Sarah Huckabee Sanders, and fewer briefings have been on camera.
Spicer is expected to stay in his job, Axios reported, but how it will fit with Scaramucci’s has yet to be announced.