Scaramucci Becomes White House Communications Director

Press secretary Sean Spicer resigns in aftermath.

Anthony Scaramucci was named White House communications director Friday, marking another change in course in White House plans for the former Skybridge CEO.

Scaramucci’s appointment by President Trump did not go without controversy, directly triggering Sean Spicer to resign from his position as White House press secretary, according to the AP. 

Scaramucci will replace Mike Dubke, who resigned in May.

According to Axios, where Scaramucci’s rumored appointment was first reported Thursday, White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus discovered the plans after they had already been made. Preibus took part in an earlier plan for Scaramucci to be placed in the White House Office of Public Liaison, which was instead given to George Sifakis.

Scaramucci will leave his position at the US Export-Import Bank, which he took last month. Prior to that, he was expected to be appointed US ambassador to the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris. In January, Scaramucci sold his stake in SkyBridge Capital —the global investment firm he founded— for his first White House opportunity, which did not materialize.

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