1. President Donald Trump at 10 a.m. Friday offered Scaramucci the job of White House communications director, according to the Times. Spicer told Trump "he believed the appointment was a major mistake," the newspaper reported, citing an unidentified source.
  2. A White House official told CNN that Trump asked Spicer to continue in his role, which he has held since January, when Trump was sworn into office.
  3. The Washington Post reported that Scaramucci, a wealthy New York financier, has previously tense relationships with Spicer and White House chief of staff Reince Priebus.
  4. Spicer told CNN that he resigned because he "wanted to give the president and the team a clean slate."
  5. Officials are expected to address Spicer's resignation during an on-camera briefing scheduled for 2 p.m. EDT Friday.
  6. Spicer's daily press briefings had become must-see television until recent weeks, when he took on a more behind-the-scenes role. Deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has largely taken over the briefings, turning them into an off-camera event.
  7. Spicer spent several years leading communications at the Republican National Committee before helping Trump's campaign in the general election. He also previously served in roles as communications director and press secretary for a pair of south Florida politicians.
  8. He drew criticism in his first full day as White House press secretary after tangling with reporters on over their coverage of the president's inauguration. He admonished reporters who compared photographs of crowds gathered for Trump's inauguration against ones taken during President Barack Obama's inauguration before storming from the briefing room without taking questions.
  9. His sometimes confrontational relationship with reporters inspired Melissa McCarthy's famed portrayal of him on "Saturday Night Live."
  10. Check back for updates on this developing story.
  11. The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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