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Priebus on Spicer resignation: 'It's good to start fresh'

Priebus on Spicer resignation: 'It's good to start fresh'
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White House chief of staff Reince PriebusReinhold (Reince) Richard PriebusFauci says he has not talked to Biden: He doesn't want to 'put me in a compromised position' Trump adviser says president will give Biden 'a little bit more room to explain himself' at next debate Priebus expecting Trump win in election that will go 'down to the wire' MORE said Friday that Sean SpicerSean Michael SpicerRealClearPolitics editor corrects Giuliani on Pennsylvania claim: 'This is false' Job-seeking Trump officials likely to get chilly reception on K Street Trump challenges electoral process as hopes for victory fade MORE’s sudden resignation as press secretary would be a positive, saying all involved would be able to "start fresh."

“It is good to start fresh,” Priebus said in an interview with Fox News’s Sean Hannity.

“Sean gets to start fresh, [newly appointed White House communications director] Anthony [Scaramucci] gets to start fresh, and most importantly, the president gets to start fresh, and I think that’s a good thing.”

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Scaramucci was named the new communications director on Friday, with Spicer immediately submitting his resignation to the president. 

The White House announced that Scaramucci, a former Wall Street financier, would report directly to President Trump instead of Priebus.

“Anthony is a person I have great respect for, and he will be an important addition to this administration," Trump said in the statement.

"He has been a great supporter and will now help implement key aspects of our agenda while leading the communications team," Trump continued. "We have accomplished so much, and we are being given credit for so little. The good news is the people get it, even if the media doesn’t.”

Spicer handed in his resignation on Friday after Trump hired Scaramucci.

"It's been an honor & a privilege to serve @POTUS @realDonaldTrump & this amazing country. I will continue my service through August,” Spicer wrote in a tweet.

When he was later asked by ABC News how he felt after his resignation, Spicer said he was “relieved.”