— POLITICO (@politico) July 31, 2017
President Donald Trump has removed Anthony Scaramucci as communications director, a little more than a week after the former financier was named to the post, two White House officials said.
The change came at the request of new chief of staff John Kelly, the officials said.
First his wife leaves him, now Trump leaves him. Dang.
Apparently it was at the request of Trump’s new Chief of Staff:
— NYT Politics (@nytpolitics) July 31, 2017
President Trump has decided to remove Anthony Scaramucci from his position as communications director, three people close to the decision said Monday, relieving him just days after Mr. Scaramucci unloaded a crude verbal tirade against other senior members of the president’s senior staff.
Mr. Scaramucci’s abrupt removal came just 10 days after the wealthy New York financier was brought on to the West Wing staff, a move that convulsed an already chaotic White House and led to the departures of Sean Spicer, the former press secretary, and Reince Priebus, the president’s first chief of staff.
The decision to remove Mr. Scaramucci, who had boasted about reporting directly to the president not the chief of staff, John F. Kelly, came at Mr. Kelly’s request, the people said. Mr. Kelly made clear to members of the White House staff at a meeting Monday morning that he is in charge.
Here’s the White House statement:
“Mr. Scaramucci felt it was best to give Chief of Staff John Kelly a clean slate..”
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) July 31, 2017
Yeah uh huh. From the other reporting I’ve seen, it wasn’t as voluntary as it they are making it sound…