Anthony Scaramucci was removed from his position as White House Communications Director by President Trump at the behest of Chief of Staff Kelly. Many are speculating if this will be the end of the road for Scaramucci when it comes to working for the Trump Administration. Wall Street Journal reports that chances are Scaramucci will return to his previous role at the U.S. Export-Import Bank.
Wall Street Journal reports:
Anthony Scaramucci has been removed from his position as White House communications director, just 10 days after it was announced he would take it, an administration official said.
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The change comes just hours after former Marine Corps Gen. John Kelly was sworn in as White House chief of staff. It also comes four days after the New Yorker magazine published an expletive-filled interview with Mr. Scaramucci, in which the Wall Street financier attacked other top staffers in the White House, including Mr. Kelly’s predecessor Reince Priebus.
Mr. Scaramucci, who is nicknamed “The Mooch,” was removed at the urging of Mr. Kelly, who is seeking to impose more discipline in the White House, two administration officials said.
Mr. Scaramucci is expected to retain his position at the U.S. Export-Import Bank, a White House official said. He asked to keep that position when he gave his resignation after Mr. Kelly’s push.
In a statement, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed that Mr. Scaramucci would be leaving his role as 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,” she said.