Spicer took a parting shot at reporters during that Fox News interview, saying he became "increasingly disappointed in how so many members of the media here do their job, or rather don't do their job".
"I just thought it was in the best interest of our communications department, of our press organization, to not have too many cooks in the kitchen, ' Spicer told Fox News" Sean Hannity hours after he made the surprise announcement.
"This is obviously a hard situation but I wish him well and I hope he goes on to make a tremendous amount of money", said Mr Scaramucci, holding court yesterday in the White House press room and repeatedly professing his "love" for Mr Spicer and Mr Trump.
Earlier Saturday, Trump tweeted that his new White House communications director would have endorsed him during the Republican primaries, but, according to the president, Scaramucci didn't know if he was running.
"There feels like there's a little bit of media bias, and so what we hope we can do is de-escalate that and turn that around. We've had a tremendous first six months, and I am excited about the opportunity to continue promoting the President's agenda to Make America Great Again". Scaramucci didn't mention any other major changes to the communications department, but said it needed to let Trump "express his personality". "I should have never said that about him".
Scaramucci replaces Mike Dubke, who resigned in May. When Trump calls Sean Spicer a wonderful person what he means is that Spicer groveled and threw mountains of praise upon Trump.
"I don't have any friction with Sean, I don't have any friction with Reince", he said.
Priebus said he expects Spicer to remain close to the president.
"He had arguably the most hard White House communications job in American history, before now", Spradling said.
Scaramucci also claimed that the president has a good relationship with journalists.