Sean Spicer resigns as press secretary over Trump's pick for communications director
Sean Spicer (Fox/screen grab)

President Donald Trump's press secretary Sean Spicer resigned on Friday.

According to the New York Times, the former top spokesman for the president "vehemently disagreed with the appointment of New York financier Anthony Scaramucci as communications director."

Scaramucci is a Wall Street financier and former Trump transition team official who frequently appeared on TV programs to defend him. An inside source told Politico that Trump "thinks he is really good at making the case for him... He loves him on TV."

Spicer reportedly told Trump he thinks the appointment "was a major mistake."

Spicer had been acting as the communications director ever since Mike Dubke resigned in May.