Not even two weeks after he was thrust into the White House spotlight — vulgar language and all — Anthony Scaramucci was ousted on Monday from his position as the White House Communications Director, CNN reports.
With a whopping 10 days under his belt, Scaramucci was reportedly escorted from the White House after he was removed from his post by President Donald Trump. And in a bit of political poetry, it appears new White House Chief of Staff John Kelly wanted Scaramucci gone.
“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.”
If you recall, Scaramucci was embroiled in an apparent (and indecent) fued with former White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, who resigned last week. In a phone call with a reporter from the New Yorker, Scaramucci called Priebus a “fucking paranoid schizophrenic, a paranoiac.” Priebus was replaced by Kelly, who reportedly wanted the former financier gone.
According to the New York Times:
The decision to remove Mr. Scaramucci became public as Mr. Kelly, who replaced Mr. Priebus as the top adviser in the White House, began his first day in charge of the White House staff. He told aides gathered in early-morning staff meetings that he intended to impose a new sense of order and operational discipline that had been absent under his predecessor. Mr. Scaramucci had boasted about reporting directly to the president, not the chief of staff. But the decision to remove him came at Mr. Kelly’s request, the people said.
Not only does Scaramucci’s ouster add to the list of high-profile departures from Trump’s White House, Monday’s news was yet another controversial and sensational development to hit Scaramucci in less than a week.
Well, life comes at you fast, they say.