Anthony Scaramucci stepped into the role of White House Communications Director threatening to fire anyone and everyone necessary to protect President Trump from media leaks.Now, it’s Scaramucci who’s on his way out less than two weeks after taking the job.
Scaramucci is believed to be behind the booting of former White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus over the weekend.
Ironically, one of the first actions of Priebus’ predecessor, new White House Chief of Staff Gen. John Kelly, was to fire Scaramucci.
From The Daily Caller:
White House Chief of Staff John Kelly fired White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci just 10 days after the Wall Street financier took the job.
Sources told The New York Times that Kelly said to “members of the White House staff at a meeting Monday morning that he is in charge.” The move also comes days after Scaramucci went on a profanity-laden rant against top White House officials.
Scaramucci took over White House communications in late July, forcing out former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer who was known for his combative approach to dealing with reporters. Scaramucci’s rise also forced out former Chief of Staff Reince Priebus.
Scaramucci was a prominent campaign surrogate for President Donald Trump on the campaign trail, and formerly served on the board of the Export-Import bank.
Kelly stepped into his new role vowing to “tame” the madhouse that had taken over the Trump White House, and apparently removing the often potty-mouthed Scaramucci was, in his view, the first step toward achieving that goal.