President Trump has fired Anthony Scaramucci from his job as communications director, after just a week and a half.
The move was announced hours after the President’s new chief of staff John Kelly was sworn in.
“Anthony Scaramucci will be leaving his role as White House Communications Director. Mr Scaramucci felt it was best to give chief of staff John Kelly a clean slate and the ability to build his own team. We wish him all the best,” the White House said in a statement.
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Scaramucci shocked with an outburst last week against then-chief of staff Reince Priebus.
The former White House communications director called a reporter from The New Yorker and unloaded on his colleague.
“Reince is a f**king paranoid schizophrenic, a paranoiac,” Scaramucci said.
White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders has admitted the President felt Scaramucci’s comments about Reince Preibus were inappropriate but that’s not the sole reason he is now gone.
“Anthony wants General Kelly to operate fully with a clean slate and build his team, and while the President felt his comments were inappropriate those two things aren’t mutually exclusive,” Huckabee Sanders said.