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Spicer’s Departure is Quickest Resignation for Press Secretary Since 1974

Trump’s first press secretary will leave after 223 days in the role

White House press secretary Sean Spicer leaves the Newseum in  April. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)
White House press secretary Sean Spicer leaves the Newseum in  April. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Sean Spicer said on Friday that he would step down next month after just 223 days as White House press secretary. It will be the quickest voluntary exit for the position since Jerald terHorst resigned in 1974 after just a month — in protest of President Gerald Ford’s pardon of former president Richard Nixon. 

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