Less than a week after taking over as Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci is out.
The New York Times’ Glenn Thrush was first with the news. Citing three sources, Thrush reports new Chief of Staff John Kelly, whose first day on the job is today, had requested Pres. Trump remove Scaramucci from the role.
It was not clear whether Mr. Scaramucci will remain employed at the White House in another position or will leave altogether.
Thrush was first to report the news on June 21 that Press Secretary Sean Spicer was resigning his position over Spicer’s objection of Scaramucci taking on the comms director role.
Scaramucci, a former Fox News contributor and former owner/host of Wall Street Week on Fox Business Network, gave a profanity-laced interview with New Yorker reporter and CNN analyst Ryan Lizza last week which likely hastened his demise from the president’s inner circle.
Fox News reports Scaramucci will return to his job at the Import-Export Bank. In his report, John Roberts wonders whether Spicer will now stay on:
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ABC News was the first (and so far only) broadcast network with a special report at 2:37 p.m. ET. George Stephanopoulos led coverage with White House corespondents Jon Karl reported and Cecilia Vega.
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NBC went on with a special report at 3 p.m. with Lester Holt anchoring.