Obama Announces Press Secretary Carney Resigns

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
Jay Carney resigns role as White House press secretary.

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WASHINGTON (AP)-- Obama said press secretary Jay Carney is resigning.

White House press secretary Jay Carney is leaving his post and his second-in-command, principal deputy press secretary Josh Earnest, is taking over.

President Barack Obama announced Carney's departure in a surprise appearance at in the White House press briefing room Friday afternoon.

Obama called Carney one of his closest friends and a great press secretary whom he said will continue to rely on as an outside adviser.

The president said Carney plans to take the summer off before getting a new job.

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