Scaramucci at White House on Spicer: ‘I Hope He Goes on to Make a Tremendous Amount of Money’

By Terence P. Jeffrey | July 21, 2017 | 3:24 PM EDT

New White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci
(Screen Capture)

(CNSNews.com) - At his first-ever press briefing, new White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci discussed what he hoped would be the financial future of outgoing White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, who resigned the same day it was announced President Donald Trump was hiring Scaramucci.

“I hope he goes on to make a tremendous amount of money,” Scaramucci said of Spicer in his opening statement before the White House press corps.

“The first thing I want to say is I want to thank, personally, Sean Spicer, not only on behalf of myself, the president, the administration, but Sean is a true American patriot,”  said Scaramucci. “He’s a military serviceman. He’s got a great family and he has done an amazing job. This is obviously a difficult situation to be in."

“And I applaud his efforts here, and I love the guy,” said Scaramucci, “and I wish him well, and I hope he goes on to make a tremendous amount of money.”