President Trump tweeted out a heartfelt message about former Press Secretary Sean Spicer Friday evening. It is great to see there is no bad blood between the two.
Reports say President Trump asked Spicer to stay on as Press Secretary, but he declined after Anthony Scaramucci was appointed Communications Director.
“Sean Spicer is a wonderful person who took tremendous abuse from the Fake News Media – but his future is bright!”, President Trump tweeted.
Sean Spicer is a wonderful person who took tremendous abuse from the Fake News Media – but his future is bright!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 22, 2017
Current Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders read a statement from the President at today’s highly anticipated press briefing.
Business Insider reported:
“I am grateful for Sean’s work on behalf of my administration and the American people,” Trump said in the statement read by incoming press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders at Friday’s press briefing. “I wish him continued success as he moves on to pursue new opportunities. Just look at his great television ratings.”
Spicer will continue working as press secretary through August, when Sanders will take over his job. Spicer quit after Anthony Scaramucci, an investment-firm founder and top Trump donor and surrogate, announced he was joining the White House as communications director on Friday.
Sanders also read Trump’s statement on Scaramucci at the press briefing.
“Anthony is a person I have great respect for and he will be an important addition to this administration,” Trump said in the statement. “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 that people get it even if the media doesn’t.”
The Gateway Pundit reported Anthony Scaramucci’s first day on the job was a success, with both supporters and critics calling today’s performance “smooth.”
Anthony Scaramucci made a positive impression with the media in his first press conference as White House communications director.
Scaramucci spoke confidently from the podium and made an effort to call on as many reporters as possible, before ending the press conference with an air kiss to the media. Many reporters described Scaramucci’s performance as “smooth,” while others praised his comfortable speaking style.
“Anthony Scaramucci is showing here why President Trump picked him,” The Boston Globe’s DC bureau chief Matt Viser noted. “Smooth and soft-spoken. Lighthearted and optimistic.”
CNN anchor Dana Bash described Scaramucci as “smooth as silk as a talker.”
US News and World Report senior politics writer David Catanese said, “IF Scaramucci is this calm and smooth six months from now, it’ll serve him, the president and the press very well.”
“Anthony Scaramucci is having a very good, very smooth on-camera debut,” said Washington Post reporter Ashley Parker.
Scaramucci even had a few zingers today, swatting down the liberal press when they tried to bring up their favorite subject – RUSSIA, RUSSIA, RUSSIA.
Scaramucci shut down the Russia-obsessed liberal reporters saying, “I don’t want to take any questions as related to Russia.” Yes!