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White House Press Secretary Spicer Resigns

White House press secretary Sean Spicer, who resigned his post Friday, listens to a reporter's question during a briefing at the White House, June 20, 2017 in Washington.

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has resigned.

Sources quoted in media reports say his decision to step down is linked to the appointment of new White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci. They say President Trump's spokesman offered his resignation shortly after Scaramucci, a New York financier, was named.

Spicer’s press briefings had drawn large audiences on television and social media. Recently, deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has taken over most briefings, and held them off-camera.

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