• Press secretary resigns… won’t work for new communications director… Priebus ‘furious’… Bannon ‘livid’
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Sean Spicer resigned as press secretary after Donald Trump decided to hire a former hedge fund manager and Trump transition staffer, Anthony Scaramucci, as communications director – aka Spicer’s boss.
There was some head-scratching as to why Spicer, who prevaricated energetically for Trump even as Trump contradicted and sidelined him, suddenly resigned over a hiring decision.