Eleven days ago Anthony Scaramucci was hired as the communications director for the White House. On July 31, 2017, he was dismissed from that position.
The new Chief of Staff General John Kelly was sworn in on July 31. With this dismissal, it appears he is already making changes to the staff. There is some discussion about more staffers being ousted from the turbulent administration.
In addition to Scaramucci, President Donald Trump has dismissed Press Secretary Sean Spicer and Chief of Staff Reince Priebus. Scaramucci, himself fired Michael Short, a senior press aid, according to Newsday.
CNN reported that the now former, communications director was escorted off the White House premises at about 2:30 p.m. ET.
Scaramucci is the first strategic move for the new Chief of Staff. The Washington Post indicates that Trump has given Gen. Kelly full authorization to make any and all staff changes as he sees fit. It is hoped that Kelly brings his military-style discipline to the White House, which has been plagued with seemingly unfit staff and administrators.
Perhaps the negative comments that Scaramucci made about Priebus and Trump’s chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon prompted his quick dismissal. These remarks were made during an interview on July 27, with the New Yorker, according to The Washington Post.
As yet there has been no announcement about his replacement. The Public Slate will continue to provide updates as they become available.
Written by Cathy Milne
Newsday: Anthony Scaramucci ousted from White House communication post
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The Washington Post: Anthony Scaramucci removed as White House communications director
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