Spicer had told President Trump he “vehemently disagreed” with the appointment of Trump’s close friend, Anthony Scaramucci, as White House communications director.

Sean Spicer

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White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer announced his resignation Friday morning over a strong disagreement with US President Donald Trump’s appointment of Wall Street financier and his close friend Anthony Scaramucci as White House communications director.

According to reports, Trump wanted Spicer to remain in his position after appointing Scaramucci, but Spicer told Trump the appointment was “a major mistake” and chose to resign.

Spicer, who has endured many difficulties working for Trump, sparked an outrage back in April after suggesting that Adolf Hitler’s actions had been less cruel than those of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

“We didn’t use chemical weapons in world war two. You had someone as despicable as Hitler who didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons,” he told reporters during a press briefing.