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Anthony Scaramucci Removed as White House Communications Director After 10 Days


Anthony Scaramucci has been removed as White House Communications Director after less than 10 days in the post.

The former Wall Street financier had drawn criticism after calling a New Yorker reporter to give a profanity-laced tirade against his own colleagues.

President Donald Trump’s chief of staff, Reince Priebus, and spokesman, Sean Spicer, both left their posts after Anthony Scaramucci’s appointment.

Chief of staff Gen. John Kelly, sworn in on July 31, fired Anthony Scaramucci.

President Trump was also unhappy with Anthony Scaramucci’s performance, the White House confirmed.

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His spokeswoman, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, said the president thought Anthony Scaramucci’s comments to the reporter “were inappropriate for a person in that position”.

Anthony Scaramucci has not been moved to another White House role, she added.

President Trump had tweeted in the morning about job and wage figures, and insisted there is “No WH chaos”, referring to reports about fighting among White House staff.

Anthony Scaramucci, The Mooch, as he is widely known, had boasted of reporting directly to the president, rather than to his chief of staff.

Gen. John Kelly, who had formerly served as secretary of homeland security, was sworn in on July 31at the White House.

The resignation of Reince Priebus came on July 28 after Anthony Scaramucci posted and then deleted a tweet which many interpreted as an accusation and a threat against Priebus.

Anthony Scaramucci also called a reporter to attack Reince Priebus as a “paranoid schizophrenic” and accuse him of leaking information to the media.

During the on-the-record phone call, he also made vulgar statements about chief strategist Steve Bannon.

Anthony Scaramucci also pledged to fire every member of the communications team, as part of his crusade against “leakers”.