Trump tweets that Spicer's future is 'bright'
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump says Sean Spicer 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."