Scaramucci Out as White House Communications Director
Anthony Scaramucci has resigned as White House communications director. He lasted just 10 days.
This story has been updated to reflect that Scaramucci resigned from his position, as we gathered more information.
Scaramucci is leaving the White House just days after Reince Priebus resigned his position as chief of staff and Sean Spicer was ousted as press secretary.
White House sources told The Liberal Advocate News that Scaramucci was fired by Trump at the request of new chief of staff, John Kelly who assumed the position this morning and made it clear to West Wing staff that he did not intend to co-exist with the boastful New York financier.
A few days ago, Scaramucci shocked even his admirers when he blasted former chief of staff Priebus in a profanity-laden interview with The New Yorker, calling him “paranoid schizophrenic and a paranoiac,” and accused him of leaking classified information.
He boasted during the interview that he was willing to fire everyone in the White House communications department.
“What I’m going to do is, I will eliminate everyone in the comms team and we’ll start over,” he said.
“I ask these guys not to leak anything and they can’t help themselves,” he said. “You’re an American citizen, this is a major catastrophe for the American country. So I’m asking you as an American patriot to give me a sense of who leaked it.”
“O.K., I’m going to fire every one of them, and then you haven’t protected anybody, so the entire place will be fired over the next two weeks, They’ll all be fired by me,” he said.
“I fired one guy the other day. I have three to four people I’ll fire tomorrow. I’ll get to the person who leaked that to you. Reince Priebus—if you want to leak something—he’ll be asked to resign very shortly.”
“Reince is a fucking paranoid schizophrenic, a paranoiac,” Scaramucci said.
it is clear if Scaramucci is just stepping down from the communications position while remaining at the White House of if he is leading the Trump administration all together. It is also not quite clear if former communications director and press secretary, Sean Spicer, who was asked to stay for a few months following his resignation after Scaramucci’s appointment, will return to his former position as communications director or move on.
Also, last week, Scaramucci’s wife Deidre Ball filed for divorce citing his “naked political ambition,” and infuriating quest to get close to Trump.
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