Dear Commons Community,
President Donald Trump has decided to fire Anthony Scaramucci from his new role as White House communications director. Multiple media outlets are reporting the president’s abrupt decision to terminate the wealthy and blunt-talking financier only 10 days after he had taken the job.
According to the New York Times, the request to remove Scaramucci came at the behest of Trump’s new chief of staff John Kelly, who was sworn in early this morning.
The resignation comes after a controversy-laden week for Scaramucci that included a profanity-lace tirade against other members of President Donald Trump’s White House staff.
His rant, published in The New Yorker, was mostly aimed at then-White House chief of staff Reince Priebus. (Priebus resigned from his post last week.)
But that wasn’t the only eyebrow-raising moment during his 10 days in the White House. Scaramucci brought on criticism after directing comments about hair and makeup at White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
Even his hire was laden with controversy. Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer reportedly submitted his resignation after learning Trump was giving Scaramucci a prominent role on the White House communications team.
Scaramucci’s short tenure followed that of Mike Dubke, who resigned in May, after just three months as White House communications director.
This morning Trump assured his Twitter followers there is “No White House chaos!”