Trump fires White House communications director Scaramucci

US president, Donald Trump, has endorsed the removal of White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci. He was on the job for only 9 days.

Scaramucci’s sack was instigated by Trump’s new Chief of Staff, John Kelly, who was sworn in on Monday.

The wealthy former Wall Street financier had drawn criticisms after calling a reporter to give a profanity-laced tirade against his colleagues.

Trump’s former chief of staff, Reince Priebus and spokesman Sean Spicer both left their posts over Scaramucci’s appointment

A three-sentence statement from the White House reads: “Anthony Scaramucci will be leaving his role as White House Communications Director.

“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.”

Earlier in the day, Trump tweeted there is “No WH chaos”, referring to reports about fighting among White House staff.

Scaramucci had boasted of reporting directly to the president, rather than to his chief of staff.

The resignation of Reince Priebus came on Friday after Scaramucci posted and then deleted a tweet which many interpreted as an accusation and a threat against Priebus.

He also called a reporter to attack Priebus as a “paranoid schizophrenic” and accuse him of leaking information to the media.

During the on-the-record phone call, he also made vulgar statements about chief strategist Steve Bannon.

He also pledged to fire every member of the communications team, as part of his crusade against “leakers”.


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