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Anthony Scaramucci Is Leaving White House Communications Role

Anthony Scaramucci is no longer the White House communications director. He had a colorful 10-day term.
Posted at 3:39 PM, Jul 31, 2017

After about 10 days in the role, Anthony Scaramucci is no longer the White House communications director.

Scaramucci's brief, but colorful, tenure began with the resignation of then-press secretary Sean Spicer, who had opposed Scaramucci's hiring.

When he took the job, Scaramucci promised to be part of a united White House. He told reporters: "We are committed, as true professionals, to the team and the process of getting the administration's message out."

But it wasn't long before he was feuding openly with several other staffers at the White House, giving an extremely vulgar interview to the New Yorker and publicly calling out White House chief of staff Reince Priebus.

He told CNN: "If Reince wants to explain that he's not a leaker, let him do that."

Priebus left the White House shortly after Scaramucci gave that interview — but his replacement, retired U.S. Marine Corps Gen. John Kelly, apparently requested that President Donald Trump ax Scaramucci shortly after assuming the role.

About six hours before Scaramucci's exit was announced, President Trump tweeted that there was "No WH chaos!"