Sean Spicer says he would not return as White House press secretary if Trump asked him

Sean Spicer says he would not return as White House press secretary if Trump asked him
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Former White House press secretary Sean SpicerSean Michael SpicerSpicer puts his 'Dancing with the Stars' puffy neon green shirt up for charity auction Spicer on 'Dancing with the Stars': 'Those of us who stand for #Christ won't be discounted' Spicer makes debut on 'Dancing With the Stars' to Spice Girls song MORE said Friday that he would not return to the position if President TrumpDonald John TrumpJulián Castro: It's time for House Democrats to 'do something' about Trump Warren: Congress is 'complicit' with Trump 'by failing to act' Sanders to join teachers, auto workers striking in Midwest MORE offered it following the announcement that Sarah HuckabeeSarah Elizabeth SandersSarah Huckabee Sanders says she is 'relentlessly' attacked by women Sarah Sanders makes debut as Fox News contributor Sarah Sanders to publish book ahead of 2020 election MORE Sanders will depart at the end of June.

"Oh, would I go back? Oh no. No, no, no," Spicer told MSNBC's Hallie Jackson.

"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."

Trump announced Sanders's departure on Thursday, floating the idea of her running for governor of her home state of Arkansas.


Sanders succeeded Spicer as Trump's top spokesperson in July 2017. Both had contentious relationships with the media, with traditional daily press briefings largely dropping off in recent months.

Since leaving the administration, Spicer has made a cameo appearance at the presentation of the Emmy Awards and announced that he is writing a book.

Another former White House communications director, Anthony ScaramucciAnthony ScaramucciTrump blasts 'Mr. Tough Guy' Bolton: 'He made some very big mistakes' Trump's mental decline is perfectly clear for those with eyes to see and ears to hear Scaramucci calls Trump a 'full-blown demagogue' MORE, 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's role.

Scaramucci, who lasted just 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,” Scaramucci said on CNN’s “New Day.”

“I'd like to keep my hair."

--Updated at 11:53 a.m.