Monday, July 31, 2017
BREAKING: General Kelly Boots 'The Mooch' From Communications Director
By Katie Pavlich
UPDATE: Scaramucci is completely out and will not be assigned to a different position inside the White House. The White House would not clarify if he was asked to resign or if he was fired. It should be noted he was scheduled to announce his communications team Monday afternoon but was instead escorted out of the building.
During the press briefing Monday afternoon, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the President and General Kelly believed Scaramucci's comments to The New Yorker were inappropriate for someone in his position.
It's been just a few hours since General John Kelly was sworn in as President Trump's chief of staff and he's already making it clear who's in charge.
Kelly has removed Anthony Scaramucci from his position as White House Communications Director after he was hired just ten days ago.
"Anthony Scaramucci will be leaving his role as White House 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. We wish him all the best," White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders released in a statement.
The move comes after Scaramucci gave a profanity laced interview to the New Yorker, in which he berated former White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus as a "f–king paranoid schizophrenic, a paranoiac." He also referred to Chief Strategist Steve Bannon as "trying to suck his own c*ck."
Kelly's hiring is seen as an effort by the President to bring order to a White House in chaos.
It is unclear who will replace Scaramucci or whether he will be reassigned to another job in the West Wing. Former Press Secretary Sean Spicer, who has been acting as the defacto communications director, is still technically employed and was officially departing tomorrow.