An­thony Scara­mucci, one of Trump’s lat­est hires, has al­ready left his role as com­mu­ni­ca­tions direc­tor af­ter a tur­bu­lent time in the na­tional spot­light.

Metro USA (New York) - - Front Page - ERIN TIERNAN @ErinTier­nan [email protected]

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.

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