Spicer Getting ‘Farewell Party’ at White House Thursday for His Last Day

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The White House has confirmed that former press secretary Sean Spicer is officially leaving on Thursday and that it will throw a "farewell party" for him.

Spicer resigned on July 21, making him one of the shortest-serving press secretaries in White House history at just over six months. He said at the time of his resignation that he would stay on through August.

CNN reporter Kaitlan Collins tweeted the news Wednesday morning.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who was Spicer's deputy and had been handling the majority of press briefings in the weeks leading up to his resignation, has since assumed the press secretary role.

Spicer resigned in protest of Anthony Scaramucci's appointment as White House communications director; President Donald Trump reportedly wanted Spicer to stay on but his mind was made up. Scaramucci wound up lasting just 10 days on the job before getting fired.

Spicer's tenure was marked by frequent, fiery confrontations with the press. He raised eyebrows when, the day after Trump was inaugurated, he berated the media for its coverage and insisted the president had enjoyed the largest audience ever to witness an inauguration.

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