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 SpicerPress: It's time to bring back White House briefings Rapid turnover shapes Trump's government Pelosi gets under Trump's skin on impeachment MORE said Friday that he would not return to the position if President TrumpDonald John TrumpChasten Buttigieg: 'I've been dealing with the likes of Rush Limbaugh my entire life' Lawmakers paint different pictures of Trump's 'opportunity zone' program We must not turn our heads from the effects of traumatic brain injuries MORE offered it following the announcement that Sarah HuckabeeSarah Elizabeth SandersSarah Sanders says she 'can't think of anything dumber than' having Congress run foreign policy Rapid turnover shapes Trump's government God did not elect Trump, people did 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 ScaramucciScaramucci thanks John Kelly for speaking up against Trump Trump lashes out over Kelly criticism: 'He misses the action' Scaramucci: 'Trump fatigue' could help Bloomberg beat Trump if he wins Democratic nomination 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.