White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci is out of the job after less than 10 days in the post.
“President Trump has decided to remove Anthony Scaramucci from his position as communications director, three people close to the decision said Monday, relieving him just days after Mr. Scaramucci unloaded a crude verbal tirade against other senior members of the president’s senior staff.” New York Times reports.
Mr. Trump’s chief of staff Reince Priebus and spokesman Sean Spicer both left their post over his appointment.
The decision was made by Mr Trump’s new chief of staff, John Kelly, US media report.
Background: Scaramucci recently got upset over a report published in The New Yorker and decided to call Ryan Lizza [The reporter] and started heated conversations without asking for background or off-the-record privileges.
In the call, Scaramucci hounded Lizza to give up his sources, threatened to fire the entire White House communications staff, and gave what Saddam Hussein would have described as the mother of all quotes in an effort to bash fellow backstabbing Trump insider Steve Bannon:
“I’m not Steve Bannon, I’m not trying to suck my own cock,” he said. “I’m not trying to build my own brand off the fucking strength of the President.”
Bannon declined to comment on Scaramucci’s charge that he sucks his own cock.
It’s hard to believe that it was barely a week ago, on July 21st, that Scaramucci was given Trump’s top press job.