Anthony Scaramucci has been relieved of his duties as the White House Communications director, ten days after taking on the role (technically, he hasn’t officially even started). Apparently, the move was made at the request of Trump’s new Chief of Staff, General John Kelly, who told staff today of the change. Apparently, Kelly informed Scaramucci of his removal right after being sworn in as Chief of Staff.
So much for the lack of chaos.
This whole freaking administration is a smash cut to everything being on fire.— Josh Kurp (@JoshKurp) July 31, 2017
can you guys imagine the call @RyanLizza is about to get right now— Sopan Deb (@SopanDeb) July 31, 2017
sources also say POTUS & fam did not appreciate how A.S. comments linked them to vulgarity. Like to play rough but not be laughed at/embrsd— Robert Costa (@costareports) July 31, 2017
I'm told Kelly wanted Scaramucci removed because he did not think he was disciplined and had burned his credibility.— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) July 31, 2017
White House aide says Kelly couldn't believe Scaramucci stayed in job after New Yorker interview.— Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) July 31, 2017
It’s not known yet whether Scaramucci will be re-assigned, or if he is simply straight-up out. Recall, too, that Scaramucci liquidated his company to join the administration and that his wife filed for divorce last week, purportedly because she hates Trump.
Meanwhile, the role of White House Communications Director is vacant. Does that mean that Sarah Huckabee Sanders is the de facto head of the entire comms department now?