Reuters takes down live feed on Spicer home after blowback

Reuters takes down live feed on Spicer home after blowback

Reuters set up a camera outside the home of former White House press secretary Sean Spicer's hours after his resignation, drawing rare bipartisan condemnation on social media.

The news agency decided to take down the feed later on Friday.

Spicer abruptly resigned Friday after President Trump hired Anthony Scaramucci as his new communications director. He indicated in a tweet Friday afternoon he will stay on the White House communications team until August.

Spicer lives in Virginia. The 45-year-old has a wife and two young children.

The blowback against the U.K.-based news agency was apparent on Twitter, which included criticism from both sides of the aisle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"We and other major media outlets were there to see if a statement would be made," Abbe Serphos, the global head of PR and communications for Reuters, told The Hill in an email.

"When it was clear there would be no statement, we left."

Spicer told The Washington Post he will stay in his post for a couple of weeks to assist with the transition and when he leaves, he will "continue to advance the president's agenda."

He was scheduled to make his first post-resignation television appearance on Friday with pro-Trump Fox News host Sean Hannity.

This story was updated at 5:52 p.m.