Just 10 days after becoming White House Communications Director, Anthony Scaramucci has been fired by President Donald Trump.
According to The New York Times, it was Trump’s new chief of staff, John Kelly, that recommended Scaramucci be removed.
“Anthony Scaramucci will be leaving his role as White House Communications Director,” Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement. “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.”
Kelly was sworn into office just hours before Scaramucci was removed.
Scaramucci has been in the spotlight since he was first announced as communications director earlier this month.
The New Yorker magazine published an interview Thursday in which Scaramucci went on a strange, profanity-laden tirade against Reince Priebus, then chief of staff, and threatened to “kill” White House leakers. Critics have speculated that Scaramucci was drunk.
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Kelly, a retired general and previous Homeland Security secretary, was sworn into his new job Monday morning.
Stay with The Horn News for more details as they develop. The Associated Press contributed to this article.