The New York Times reported Friday that White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has resigned.
The report states that Spicer resigned out of frustration with President Trump’s decision to appoint New York financier Anthony Scaramucci to the vacant position of communications director.
Spicer later tweeted that he would continue to serve in his position through August:
Because Spicer’s exit has been rumored for several months, analysts have looked to Deputy White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders as a potential replacement.
Sanders held an on-camera press briefing on Friday alongside Scaramucci. There, Scaramucci confirmed that Sanders would take over the role:
Sanders is the daughter of former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee. She first stood in for Spicer when he was summoned for Navy Reserve duty at the Pentagon.