TOO MOOCH, TOO SOON
Anthony Scaramucci, one of Trump’s latest hires, has already left his role as communications director after a turbulent time in the national spotlight.
President Donald Trump reportedly decided to boot Anthony Scaramucci from his role as White House communications director after just 11 days on the job.
The news came days after the ex-Wall Street financier gave a cursefilled interview to the New Yorker in which he railed against other senior White House officials.
Three unnamed sources described as “close to the decision” confirmed Trump’s decision to remove Scaramucci from the job Monday, The New York Times reported.
Scaramucci is the third high-level staffer to resign or be removed from office — former Press Secretary Sean Spicer resigned July 21 and ex-Chief of Staff Reince Priebus resigned Friday.
The latest White House shakeup ousting Scaramucci reportedly came at the request of Gen. John Kelly, the Trump administration’s former secretary of homeland security who was named the chief of staff following Priebus’ departure July 28. Kelly, who was sworn into his new chief of staff position on Monday, has been recognized for his organized and disciplined management style.
It’s unclear whether Scaramucci will stay on with the administration in a different capacity, or if he will be dismissed entirely from any White House role, but Scaramucci’s short tenure has been marred by sensational stories. The multimillionaire businessman’s wife of three years, Deidre Ball, filed for divorce three weeks ago as she was nine months pregnant with the couple’s second child. Scaramucci’s “naked political ambition” to work for Trump in the White House was reportedly a factor in Ball’s decision to file for divorce.
In a profanity-laced interview published Thursday by The New Yorker, Scaramucci demanded a reporter reveal his White House sources and threatened to fire the entire White House communications department. He also called Priebus a “f—king paranoid schizophrenic,” as he embarked on a seemingly paranoid rant of his own that White House staffers were “plotting against him.”
Anthony Scaramucci had a short, rocky tenure in his role at the White House.