By JIM MOOREThe Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s top White House aide has acknowledged he’s struggling to keep Housekeeping up with the president’s daily schedule.
Press Secretary Sean Spicer resigned Thursday amid reports that he and White House chief of staff Reince Priebus have not been paid for nearly a year.
The resignation comes days after Trump fired White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci amid accusations he tried to block Priebus from speaking at an event hosted by conservative radio host Erick Erickson.
Trump has said he has done everything in his power to keep Priebus and Spicer on the job despite the public criticisms.
Spicer had been on a two-week leave to work on the president�s behalf after being appointed chief of the White House press operation by Priebus.
A White House official said Spicer resigned for personal reasons.
He was hired in December to lead the White the communications operation and was supposed to take over the communications operations of the National Security Council.
Spice was replaced in the administration after the resignation of Priebus last year.
Priebus was appointed chief strategist for the Trump White House.
Spicy, whose role is to oversee communications in the West Wing, was one of three senior aides in the White house who were not paid for a total of nearly a month before they were replaced.
He said he resigned to focus on his new job as a senior adviser at the Republican National Committee.
In a letter to Priebus and the White Council of Advisors, Spicer wrote that he�s struggling to stay on top of the daily tasks at the Whitehouse.
Spicers resignation came days after he announced that he was resigning from the White Senate Office, which he led from 2009 to 2015.
Spitzer also resigned from the Trump-owned business, which owns properties including Trump Tower in New York and the Mar-a-Lago Club in Florida.
Spy, 46, was the first aide to be fired in the Trump administration and became the most senior member of the team to do so.
Spires departure comes as the president prepares to deliver his first major speech since becoming president in 2020.
Spike said in a letter Thursday that he is not personally responsible for the lack of pay.
He said the WhiteHouse is in dire straits and the administration needs to take the lead to bring our nation back to health and prosperity.
Spinzz was appointed to the position by Priebus in late March.
He�s expected to take on a new role in the incoming administration, Spicer said.
Spokesman Spicer said he did not think it would be appropriate for a press secretary to resign from his job and that Priebus had offered him the opportunity to remain on the staff.