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SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Trump Administration's former White House press secretary, Sean Spicer, was in the region on Wednesday to promote his book and attend a Republican fundraiser at a city residence.

In Spicer's best-selling book, "The Briefing," he recalls his ups and downs in Trump's White House. Spicer resigned in July 2017, following a disagreement over the appointment of Anthony Scaramucci as the new communications director.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders has served as press secretary since his departure.

On Wednesday morning, he signed copies of the book for 50 people, some of them traveling hours to attend the event at Northshire Bookstore.

Besides the book-signing, Spicer visited Saratoga Race Course with Saratoga County Republicans as well as Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Willsboro, and Assemblyman Jim Tedisco, R-Glenville, before attending the dinner.

A protest was planned outside the Union Avenue residence to coincide with the event.

During time with the media, Spicer was asked about former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman and the release of her secret tapes and new book, "Unhinged."

"In this particular case, I find it unsettling that someone would take a position of trust like that and then go out and frankly abuse it on multiple levels. Whether it's recording an individual and going into a secure area with a personal recording device, which in some way is a threat to national security, I think that's troubling," he said.

— WNYT-TV NewsChannel13 contributed to this report.

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