Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer resigned from the position back in 2017 as he was replaced by Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Now that she also announced her resignation raising speculations that she wants to run for governor of her home state of Arkansas, Spicer was asked if he’s willing to return to the position on Friday, to which he categorically said no.
‘’Oh, would I go back? Oh no. No, no, no. I’ve told the president many times that it was an honor to do it, but I’m much more happy and relaxed and less stressful now,’’ Spicer told Hallie Jackson from MSNBC.
President Donald Trump gave his respect for Sanders as he wrote on Twitter:
“She is a very special person with extraordinary talents, who has done an incredible job! I hope she decides to run for Governor of Arkansas – she would be fantastic. Sarah, thank you for a job well done.’’
Spicer was replaced by Sanders in the summer of 2017. Both are known for being very active with daily press conferences with the media. After leaving, Spicer announced that he is writing a book.
According to The Hill, another former White House communications director, Anthony Scaramucci, also indicated that he would not return to the job. His comment came after Trump said earlier Friday that he would not bring Scaramucci back to fill Sanders’ role. Scaramucci, who lasted 10 days at the White House, said he appreciated Trump’s advice as a “marriage counselor’’ during his short tenure, and hinted at stress caused by the job.
“On the fourth day, I was in the shower at the White House, watching my hair go into the drain. I’d like to keep my hair,’’ said Scaramucci on CNN.