Well, it’s now out in the open. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has resigned from his position. The resignation became official today. In return, President Trump has already filled the position by hiring Anthony Scaramucci.

Trump allegedly asked Spicer to stay on and to continue working for him. However, Spicer’s decision was to follow through with his resignation. He also told Trump that hiring Scaramucci was a huge mistake.

Ana Navaro, a CNN commentator and GOP strategist, was happy with the news. She promptly sent a post on Twitter upon hearing the news, stating that the White House secretary has been “liberated from the torture chamber.”

According to The Hill:

The White House said there will be an on-camera press briefing on Friday with deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
Spicer’s resignation could point to more changes coming at a White House increasing working under the cloud of investigations looking at Russia’s involvement in last year’s election.

Spicer is a former spokesman and strategist from the Republican National Committee, where he worked with Reince Priebus, Trump’s chief of staff and a former RNC chairman.

Priebus has also been dogged with rumors that he could be on the way out of the White House, but he told the Associated Press on Friday that he was “100 percent” in support of the Scaramucci hiring.

He told the AP that he and Scaramucci are “good friends” and that it’s “all good here” at the White House.

Earlier, NBC and other media outlets had reported that the Scaramucci hiring was opposed by Priebus.

Scaramucci is a Wall Street financier and longtime Trump supporter. He is not a Washington veteran, setting him apart from Spicer, Priebus and the man Scaramucci would succeed, Michael Dubke.

Spicer has had a colorful history as the White House press secretary.

His daily on-camera briefings drew huge audiences on cable television and became must-see television. He was also famously parodied by Melissa McCarthy on “Saturday Night Live.”

Spicer has become both famous and infamous for his combative nature with reporters. However, there were times that his comments got him in pretty big trouble.

For example, Spicer once was making a comparison between Adolf Hitler and Syrian President Bashar Assad. During the comparison he made a reference to Hitler’s concentration camps as “Holocaust centers.” The former press secretary also made a statement that Hitler did not use chemical weapons on his own people. This comparison alluded to President Assad’s use of the weapons.

His on-air time has been diminishing in the last few months. This is largely due to controversies surrounding the investigations into the possible political ties between Russia and Trump’s win during the presidential election.