Reports say Trump lost confidence in Scaramucci after just 11 days, and new Chief of Staff John Kelly wanted him out.
After only 11 days on the job – which included a profanity-laden tirade against former White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus – White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci has been fired by Donald Trump.
While the official spin is that Scaramucci resigned, there’s no way that he would have wanted to leave after just 11 days. Reports say new Chief of Staff John Kelly didn’t see Scaramucci as disciplined enough and felt he had destroyed his credibility.
Scaramucci brought immense attention to himself in an interview with the Ryan Lizza of the New Yorker, when he called Reince Priebus a “paranoid psychophrenic,” and ripped into Chief Strategist Steve Bannon. Scaramucci had also threatened to “fire everybody,” on the White House Communications Team.
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“The swamp will not defeat him,” he said, breaking into the third person. “They’re trying to resist me, but it’s not going to work. I’ve done nothing wrong on my financial disclosures, so they’re going to have to go fuck themselves.”
Scaramucci also told me that, unlike other senior officials, he had no interest in media attention. “I’m not Steve Bannon, I’m not trying to suck my own cock,” he said, speaking of Trump’s chief strategist. “I’m not trying to build my own brand off the fucking strength of the President. I’m here to serve the country.”
Now, Scarmucci is out.
Scaramucci’s removal comes as General John Kelly takes over as White House Chief of Staff. It is expected that Kelly will bring a more organized, respectful, and military mindset to the White House, something that would certainly clash with how Scaramucci handled his 11 days in the position.
White House statement on Scaramucci