White House press Secretary Sean Spicer has resigned, just six months after holding the job, according to White House sources. Spicer made his decision after President Donald Trump appointed long-time loyalist Anthony Scaramucci as White House communications director. Trump made his decision to hire Scaramucci last night, confirming his decision on Friday morning despite protests from some in the administration. Spicer, a career political spokesperson, was deeply opposed to the idea and resigned in protest to Trump’s decision. Spicer’s six month career was beset by controversy, as he struggled to battle the mainstream media onslaught of hostility against the young Trump administration. After White House communications director Mike Dubke resigned in May, Spicer tried to position himself as the replacement. That effort failed, as Trump decided to select a Trump loyalist as a successor.