WASHINGTON — Anthony Scaramucci has been ousted as White House communications director, the White House confirmed Monday afternoon, marking the latest in a string of upheavals among President Donald Trump’s senior staff.
Scaramucci, a Manhasset financier whose ascension to communications director was accompanied by the departures of Press Secretary Sean Spicer, Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and senior press aide Michael Short, was pushed out at the request of the new Chief of Staff John Kelly, The New York Times first reported.
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Kelly was sworn in Monday morning.
Scaramucci’s exit comes just 11 days after he announced with a colorful White House press briefing that he was joining the administration. It comes also before he had formally taken up the post of communications director.
The ouster was confirmed with a statement from the Office of the White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
“Anthony Scaramucci will be leaving his role as White House Communications Director,” the statement read. “Mr. Scaramucci felt it was best to give Chief of Staff John Kelly a clean slate and the ability to…
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