Sean Spicer, the White House Press Secretary has resigned from his post over objections to the appointment of Anthony Scaramucci as the White House communications director.
Mr Spicer is reported to have told Donald Trump that the appointment was a “major mistake”, resigning shortly after the announcement.
Mr Spicer has previously been acting as White House communication director, though the job was officially empty since Mike Dubke resigned.
Mr Scaramucci was part of the Trump administration’s transition team and part of his campaign, fundraising and making appearances on cable TV.
He also performed fundraising for both Scott Walker and Jeb Bush during the Republican primaries.
Mr Scaramucci currently works at the Export-Import Bank as a senior vice president and chief strategy officer, but is expected to leave his job there.
Mr Spicer’s tenure as White House Press Secretary has been marred by controversy, including one incident where he stated that “not even Hitler” used chemical weapons, in an attempt to demonstrate the level of atrocities being committed by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
This backfired on Mr Spicer, however, as Hitler notoriously used chemical weapons to kill millions during the Holocaust, forcing repeated apologies from Mr Spicer for the gaffe.