3 Rumors About Why Sean Spicer REALLY Resigned As Trump's Press Secretary

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Sean Spicer

Bye Sean!

Sean Spicer is done dodging questions and hiding in the bushes

He resigned from his position as White House press secretary today, after disagreeing with President Donald Trump's appointing New York financier Anthony Scaramucci as communications director.

When Trump asked Spicer to stay on, Spicer told him Scaramucci's appointment was a "major mistake," according to an inside source. 

Apparently, White House staffers are shocked.


So it's pretty clear that Scaramucci's new gig was a factor in Spicer's departure. That and he was probably tired of avoiding questions all day and trying to have some sense of control over the media circus that is constantly covering this administration. 

I mean honestly, being Trump's press secretary AND communications director (he's been doing both for the past month) is probably one of the worst jobs in the world. Hopefully, Spicer will be spending his first weekend of freedom on a remote island somewhere with a margarita in his hand, just taking a breather.

What can we say? We're gonna miss the guy. 

There's a good chance Spicer isn't cataloging in Comey memories in a scrapbook or rumors of voting fraud. He got out of dodge and we're pretty sure these three rumors could be why: 

1. Scaramucci was mean to the chief of staff. 


Spicer has spent his time at the White House doing two incredibly difficult jobs. He was both the press secretary and the communications director — until Trump appointed Scaramucci to the job. This was the first major move on shrinking Spicer's role since the White House announced they were finding a new position for Spicer that would take him away from the podium spotlight.

Apparently, Trump had been pushing for Scaramucci for some time now, despite Spicer's opposition. A source told CNN that Spicer was worried Scaramucci wouldn't "know Washington" and that he'd have to take on his responsibilities. 

Spicer wasn't the only one upset. He along with White House chief of staff Reince Priebus and chief strategist Steve Bannon felt "in the dark" about the decision. 

Scaramucci has been somewhat of a bully to Prebius, coining crude nicknames for him. Priebus had previously blocked him from several other top roles in the White House. 

After Spicer left, Priebus called a private meeting and stated that Spicer left to give Scaramucci "a clean slate," and said combated any rumors of bad blood by saying they are good friends. Reportedly at the meeting, Scaramucci and Spicer also hugged. Does that mean all is good?

2. Spicer was trying to get a better communications jobs. 

Obviously, Sean Spicer was not a happy man. 

CBS reported that he had been looking for a more strategic role in the White House's communication department the last few weeks, and had gotten out of the media's eye. White House deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has been the face of the latest White House press briefings. 

This comes after rumors of a shakeup in the White House's legal and communications teams. It doesn't seem like Spicer was planning on leaving, but maybe taking on the role of communications director? Perhaps his exit was due to him not wanting to work closely with someone he felt didn't have his expertise?

3. He was about to be fired. 


Rumors circulated a few months ago that Trump might have been looking for Sean Spicer replacement. 

After the confusing contradictions between the president and the press secretary following the dismissal of James Comey, Trump tweeted that he might do away with daily briefings. 

“As a very active President with lots of things happening, it is not possible for my surrogates to stand at podium with perfect accuracy!” he tweeted. “Maybe the best thing to do would be to cancel all future ‘press briefings’ and hand out written responses for the sake of accuracy???”

Maybe Spicer got out before the real shakeup began?

We may never know Spicer's real reasons for leaving the White House — and we doubt he'll be holding his own press conference anytime soon.