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Sean Spicer suggests the press secretary chapter of his life could be called 'Exciting Times'

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer already has a name in mind for the chapter of his life that he spent serving under President Trump. In an interview with The Washington Post on Friday, the day he submitted his resignation, Spicer suggested he'd call this particular chapter that's coming to a close "Exciting Times." "Hopefully we're midway through the book of my life," Spicer said, when asked what he'll do once he leaves in August.

Though Spicer may have made some ill-advised comparisons to Adolf Hitler and hid in the bushes during his 182-day-long tenure, he insisted Friday that he has no regrets. He claimed he's stepping aside because the president "wanted to bring on some folks"; The New York Times reported Spicer stepped down because he "vehemently disagreed with the appointment" of Anthony Scaramucci as communications director. "[It was] better to give them an opportunity to have a clean slate and evaluate what we've done. To figure out what's working and what needs to be improved upon," Spicer said.

Spicer didn't offer any specifics on what he'll do next, though he said he's "sure there will be plenty of opportunities."