White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci was fired as White House communications director on Monday after just over a week on the job after new Chief of Staff John Kelly reportedly pushed for the move.
“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 administration said in a statement.
A day before Priebus’ announced departure last week, Scaramucci made headlines for delivering a scathing, profanity-laced critique of Priebus and others to a reporter from The New Yorker.
Sources inside the White House told ABC News that Scaramucci offered his resignation Monday morning to newly sworn-in chief of staff John Kelly, with a request to be redeployed as chief strategy officer at the Export-Import Bank, to allow Kelly to assert his leadership in the West Wing.
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders confirmed Scaramucci’s departure in a statement after the news broke.
“Mr. Scaramucci felt it was best to give chief of staff John Kelly a clean slate and the ability to build his own team,” the statement read.
Scaramucci’s role formally began only last Wednesday, July 26.