The internet says goodbye to Sean Spicer — for now

Sean Spicer has given Twitter so much during the six months he's had in his job. Now users are giving back

Published July 21, 2017 2:08PM (EDT)

 (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

White House press secretary Sean Spicer is leaving his job as White House press secretary, and there's no way to measure the impact he's had on the internet during his short tenure.

From his first press conference to the long period he shied away from the cameras — and all the times in between — Spicer was able to fill a news hole each day, while providing some jaw-dropping quotes to reporters and internet users in general.

Now that Sean Spicer is walking away from the podium, let's take a look at how people are responding to the thought of their press conferences in the future being less — "spicey."

Trump offered the job to Scaramucci on Friday and requested Spicer to remain as press secretary. However, Spicer told Trump that the appointment is a "major mistake," according to a source reported by the New York Times.

Spicer would've been in a position subordinate to Scaramucci — a financier from New York with little to no political experience — which he rejected.

The search for a new communications director began in May when Mike Dubke stepped down. Since White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus was unable to find a suitable substitute — the extended duration of time prompted Trump to select Scaramucci without the approval of Priebus.

Spicer has indicated he'll stay with the White House through August, and called his time at the podium "an honor and a privilege." For any Spicer fans, there's some good news. He'll be giving a one-on-one interview with Sean Hannity on Fox News Channel Friday night.






By Michael Glassman

Michael Glassman is on Salon’s Breaking News team. You can find him on Twitter at @warnkemg

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