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After Spicer’s resignation, Trump tweets his former spokesman’s future is ‘bright’

Sean Spicer had a combative tenure as Trump’s chief spokesman, often clashing with reporters at his daily news briefings.

world Updated: Jul 22, 2017 08:50 IST
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White House Communications director and spokesman Sean Spicer (L) stands with US President Donald Trump at the conclusion of an interview with Reuters in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, on February 23, 2017. (Reuters File Photo)

US President Donald Trump said on Friday Sean Spicer, who resigned as the White House press secretary, is a “wonderful person who took tremendous abuse from the Fake News Media.”

Trump also says in a late Friday tweet that Spicer’s future is “bright.”

Spicer resigned earlier in the day, six months into the administration, after Trump tapped New York businessman and political supporter Anthony Scaramucci for the job of White House communications director. Spicer had been filling that role temporarily and wanted the job for himself.

Spicer had a combative tenure as Trump’s chief spokesman, often clashing with reporters at his daily news briefings.

Trump himself regularly denounces the mainstream media as the “Fake News Media.”

First Published: Jul 22, 2017 08:18 IST