Trump Removes Scaramucci as Communications Director

Trump Removes Scaramucci as Communications Director

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has decided to remove Anthony Scaramucci from his job as communications director, the New York Times reported on Monday, citing three unidentified people close to the decision.

News of Scaramucci's removal came hours after Trump swore in a new chief of staff, retired General John Kelly. Politico reported the dismissal came at Kelly's request, citing two unidentified White House officials.

Anthony Scaramucci out as White House communications director

 

Updated 3:05 PM ET, Mon July 31, 2017

 

 

 

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    (CNN)BREAKING: White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders issued a statement Monday afternoon: "Anthony Scaramucci will be leaving his role as White House Communications Director. Mr. Scaramucci felt it was best to give Chief of Staff John Kelly a clean slate and the ability to build his own team. We wish him all the best."

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    Anthony Scaramucci is out as White House communications director, two sources tell CNN.

    It's the latest high-profile departure from the Trump White House. Chief of Staff Reince Priebus resigned at the end of last week, replaced by John Kelly, whose first day is Monday.

      A White House official said Kelly wanted Scaramucci removed from his new role as the communications director because he did not think he was disciplined and had burned his credibility.

      Scaramucci, a colorful and controversial figure, was brought on during the latest in a long list of White House shake ups that have rocked the presidency with a sense of chaos.

      Scaramucci is the third White House communications director to leave the post that had been vacant since late May, when Mike Dubke left after about three months on the job. Sean Spicer, the former White House press secretary, also assumed some of the communications director role before he resigned when Scaramucci was hired July 21.

      Scaramucci's departure comes days after he unleashed a vulgar tirade against two top White House officials in a conversation with a reporter.

      This story is breaking and will be updated.

       

       

       

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