Sarah Huckabee Sanders appointed new White House Press Secretary

| Updated: Jul 22, 2017 07:27 IST

London [UK], July. 22 (ANI): Sarah Huckabee Sanders has been appointed as the new White House Press Secretary, following the sudden resignation of Sean Spicer. The announcement was made at a press briefing that included the incoming White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci, reports the Independent. The former deputy replaces Sean Spicer, who resigned this morning at the same time of Scaramucci's appointment. Spicer served a dual role as head of the communications team and press secretary following the May 2017 resignation of Mike Dubke, who stayed for only three months. Talking about Spicer's resignation, Sanders said the former understood that the President wanted to "bring in and add new people to the team" and said it "speaks volumes about who he is" in stepping down and letting the communications team to start anew. Spicer will be staying on until August 2017 to help with transitioning Sanders and Scaramucci into their new roles. Meanwhile, Sanders has firmly advised the press to get past the "ridiculousness of all things Russia and Russia fever". In regard to the high turnover rate within the administration in the last six months, Sanders said, "I don't see it as chaos". (ANI)