BREAKING: White House removes newly-appointed Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci

WASHINGTON -- The newly appointed White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci has reportedly been removed from his role.

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 26: Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images

 

The New York Times reports that Pres. Trump has removed Scaramucci, just 10 days after entering the role, which came amid the abrupt resignation of White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, and saw the departure of the president's chief of staff, Reince Priebus.

The Times says the decision to remove Scaramucci came at the request of the new chief of staff, John F. Kelly. Kelly took over for Priebus, whose ouster Scaramucci reportedly helped orchestrate.

The White House issued a brief news release Monday, confirming Scaramucci's departure.

"Anthony Scaramucci will be leaving his role as White House Communications Director. Mr. Scaramucci felt is 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."

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Monday afternoon that Scaramucci will not have another position at the White House. Sanders said the president felt Scaramucci's foul-mouthed comments he made to a writer for The New Yorker were "inappropriate for a person in that position."