White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci has reportedly been let go, according to CNN.com.
Scaramucci had only held the position for 10 days. Scaramucci’s appointment was controversial from the start, with White House press secretary Sean Spicer resigning at least partly due to his opposition to Scaramucci’s appointment.
Scaramucci then continued to add to the current environment of instability within the Trump administration when he did controversial interviews with The New Yorker and with CNN. In the interviews, Scaramucci criticized those who leak information within the Trump White House, and also seemed to implicate Reince Priebus within that accusation. He also used expletives and vulgar language.
In the CNN interview, Scaramucci reiterated his unfailing support for the President and called on other White House staff to fully get behind the President and do all they can to carry out his agenda.
Despite Scaramucci’s avowed loyalty to Trump, however, it was announced Monday afternoon that he had been let go.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the new White House press secretary who replaced Sean Spicer, issued a statement with the announcement:
“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.”
The White House has not provided any further details on Scaramucci’s departure at this time.
Photo: White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci speaks on a morning television show, from the north lawn of the White House on July 26, 2017 in Washington, DC.
Photo courtesy: Mark Wilson/Getty Images
Publication date: July 31, 2017