White House to hold first on-camera briefing of July after Spicer exit

White House to hold first on-camera briefing of July after Spicer exit
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The White House will hold its first on-camera press briefing in nearly a month on Friday in the wake of press secretary Sean Spicer’s reported exit.

Deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will brief reporters on camera at 2 p.m., the White House said. It’s the first on-camera briefing since June 29.

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The briefing comes hours after Spicer reportedly resigned in the wake of President Trump hiring Anthony Scaramucci as his new communications director.

Trump reportedly asked that Spicer stay on, but Spicer declined to do so and told the president that hiring Scaramucci was a major mistake.

The White House has faced major criticism for barring cameras from briefings so frequently.

Trump's press staff says the change is meant to draw more attention to Trump's remarks, but in recent weeks staff members have held off-camera briefings on days when the president has no public events.