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Politics

Sarah Huckabee Sanders to succeed Sean Spicer as press secretary

Incoming White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci announced that Sarah Huckabee Sanders will succeed Sean Spicer as press secretary shortly after Spicer resigned.

Scaramucci spoke to reporters on Friday shortly after press secretary Sean Spicer resigned.

Spicer reportedly gave his resignation after opposing Scaramucci's appointment. Despite reports that other top White House officials resisted his appointment, Scaramucci told reporters that he has "no problem" working with them.

Sanders, who previously served as deputy press secretary, read a statement from President Donald Trump at a press briefing Friday afternoon:

"I'm grateful for Sean's work on behalf of my administration and the American people. I wish him continued success as he moves on to pursue new opportunities. Just look at his great television ratings."

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