President Donald Trump has removed Anthony Scaramucci from his role as White House communications director, as reported by The New York Times.
The Wall Street financier was brought to Washington just 10 days prior, which resulted in several staff members to leave, including Sean Spicer as press secretary and Reince Priebus as chief of staff.
The decision came as former Secretary of Homeland Security John F. Kelly began his tenure as new chief of staff. Several people with knowledge about the decision said the president removed Scaramucci at Kelly’s request. Scaramucci had said he was to report directly to the president, instead of the traditional role answering to the chief of staff.
“Anthony Scaramucci will be leaving his role as White House Communications Director,” said press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders in a release. “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.”
There was no clarification as to whether Scaramucci will remain a White House employee in a different position or out of the administration altogether.
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