From BUSINESS INSIDER:
President Donald Trump on Monday removed Anthony Scaramucci as the White House communications director after he had served in the role for 10 days, The New York Times and other outlets reported.
The decision came at the urging of the new White House chief of staff, John Kelly, The Times reported, adding that it was unclear whether Scaramucci would leave the White House or remain employed in another capacity.
“Anthony Scaramucci will be leaving his role as White House communications director,” White House 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 talked to Scaramucci shortly after taking the oath of office and informed the communications director that he was being removed from his post, Wall Street Journal reporter Michael Bender said on Twitter. Scaramucci had told Kelly that he reported directly to the president, to which Kelly said he was “gone,” a source told April Ryan, the White House correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks.
Scaramucci made waves when he unloaded on Reince Priebus, then the chief of staff, to Ryan Lizza, a New Yorker reporter, who published the tirade on Thursday. On Friday, Priebus was out, and Trump announced Kelly as his replacement.
In addition to Priebus, Sean Spicer and Michael Short also resigned during Scaramucci’s tenure — Spicer as the White House press secretary and Short as a press aide.
Benjy Sarlin of NBC News noted that President Ronald Reagan had a communications director who served for nearly as long. That communications director, John Koehler, resigned after it became public that he was in a Nazi youth organization when he was 10.