After just 10 days, Anthony Scaramucci’s run as White House communications director is over.
His dismissal follows a bizarre outburst from the former SkyBridge Capital founder—published Thursday by The New Yorker— in which “The Mooch” vented his frustrations over his new staff, White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon and Reince Preibus, who left his position as White House chief of staff the next day. In his rant, Scaramucci threatened to fire the entire White House communications team.
Scaramucci’s appointment to the position led to the resignation of Sean Spicer as White House press secretary.
Almost immediately after his hire, Scaramucci launched an investigation of news leakers in the Trump administration, threatening to fire anyone caught speaking to the press.
Scaramucci also personally removed Senior Assistant Press Secretary Michael Short.
Earlier today, retired Gen. John Kelly, was appointed to replace Preibus as chief of staff. According to The New York Times, Scaramucci’s removal came at Kelly’s request.
It is unknown at this time whether Scaramucci will receive employment in the White House in a new position or if he has been removed completely from the Trump administration.