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well known and respected among Washington’s political operatives and reporters but with no national profile.As Trump’s frontman at televised White House news briefings however the 45-year-old achieved a certain fame for defending the president at all costs through a variety of crises that have beset Trump’s young presidency He became instantly recognizable around the country and an inspiration for social media memes His live televised briefings drew big audiences for cable TV Spicer was lampooned on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” with Melissa McCarthy playing the combative “Spicey” character swallowing gum and driving a motorized lectern into actors playing reporters who asked hard questions Asked what he thought of the show Spicer told Fox News in an interview on Friday: “I think that there were parts of it that were funny but there’s a lot of it that was over the line It wasn’t funny It was stupid or silly or malicious” Over time however Trump felt he was not being defended strongly enough by his communications team and that there were not enough people advocating for him on TV according to a Republican close to the White House In a crushing snub Spicer a devout Roman Catholic was kept off the list of White House officials who met Pope Francis when Trump visited the Vatican in May With Trump eager to make changes in his communications team the president began courting Anthony Scaramucci a New York financial whiz who has been an eloquent defender of Trump in TV interviews Scaramucci is a prominent Republican fundraiser who advised Trump during his presidential campaign last year after working first on rival Scott Walker’s campaign until it fizzled Trump met Scaramucci on Thursday and talked about making him communications director and planned a formal job interview and offer on Friday Spicer was dubious when told he would continue in the duties of press secretary and communications director with Scaramucci who is not experienced in the ways of Washington taking over the ceremonial title a source close to the White House press operation said “This is a joke” the source said “Trump wanted Scaramucci on television as a surrogate for the White House and wanted to give him more of a formal title There was simply no understanding by the president that the communications director title comes with lots of responsibilities not just going on television” When Trump went ahead with the hire on Friday and asked Spicer to stay on Spicer had had enough telling the president he was resigning the source said After the announcement was made to the White House communications staff at midmorning White House chief of staff Reince Priebus huddled with Spicer and Scaramucci privately Spicer told Fox News the president did not want him to go and had been “very gracious throughout this process” Spicer said he wanted to give his successors “a clean slate to start from” and that Trump “after some back and forth understood that the offer that I was making was something that was in the best interest of the administration” Spicer spotted around the White House complex was described by colleagues as in a good mood and feeling he had made the right decision For all the latest World News download Indian Express App More Related NewsIt started off as friends and family paying tribute to her on their personal webpages.she complained of fever.” he said, Ransomware attacks use a type of malware that encrypts files on an infected computer and demands money to unlock them.Krishna Menon Marg. In reply to an earlier RTI query on what the government proposed to do with the bungalow,” In 2011 Agon was appointed chairman and chief executive of L’Oreal, died on Thursday. military flights and naval patrols in the disputed East China Sea and South China Sea.

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