The US President Donald J. Trump has said he’s removing Anthony Scaramucci of his position as the White House Communications Director.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary, said in a statement that the president thinks it’d be good for his government to grant the new Chief of Staff, John Kelly, a chance to start on a clean slate by selecting his own team.
Image: Anthony Scaramucci
Although Scaramucci, 53, joined Trump’s team as White House Communications Director on 20 July, 2017 he’s yet to start the new role before his thoughtless chat with Ryan Lizza, a reporter with the New York Times got him in the line of fire.
The Wall Streeter aonce called Mr. Trump a “hack politician” whose statements are “anti-American and very, very divisive.”
In September 2010, Scaramucci also asked then president Barack Obama to “stop whacking Wall Street like a c**t.”
Scaramucci was blamed for Priebus’ resignation after branding him “a leaker, a fucking paranoid schizophrenic, and a paranoiac” who had committed “felony.” The disgraced Communications Director also stressed that Priebus “would resign soon”.
Scaramucci’s appointment at the White House barely ten days ago has created a lot of troubles for Mr. Trump, who watched some of his best hands leave office for good.
Sean Spicer resigned to protest the selection, and Priebus voluntarily left last week shortly after getting threats from the controversial official [Scaramucci) who had threatened to sack all White House Communications staff over an alleged snitching.
Nonetheless, it has indeed, been a trying month for the SkyBridge Capital founder who was scheduled to commence duties on as White House Communications Director on 15 August. He reportedly tendered his resignation letter today, contrary to speculations that he was fired by Trump.
Following his widely publicized run-ins with government officials, politicians and reporters, Scaramucci’s wife recently filed for divorce.
Earlier reports claim that Mr. Trump obliged to requests from the new Chief of Staff John Kelly, who started work on Monday, and relieved the former Fox Business commentator of his duties.
Reince Priebus, who was part of Scaramucci’s team, served as a Chief of Staff until he was sacked and replaced by John Kelly.
“I have no doubt that he [Kelly] will be an absolutely superb chief of staff,” Mr. President was quoted as saying at a cabinet meeting on Monday.
In the words of Sarah Sanders, “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.”
Scaramucci reportedly told the New York Times reporter, “I’m not Steve Bannon, I’m not trying to suck my own cock,” a statement which was interpreted to be a reference to his lack of interest in media attention.
Earlier in January, he told the New York magazine, “The thing I have learned about these people in Washington is they have no money. So what happens when they have no fucking money is they write about what seat they are in and what the title is. Fucking congressmen act like that. They are fucking jackasses…”
The expletive statements were made after 12 January, 2017 appointment as an Assistant to President Trump and director of the White House Office of Public Liaison and Intergovernmental Affairs.
Scaramucci served as a fundraiser for President Barack Obama, and was the national finance co-chair for Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign.
The father -of-five was named senior vice president and chief strategy officer for the U.S. Export-Import Bank on 19 June, 2017.
Scaramucci was heading to the top with an ongoing appointment process which would have seen him become an ambassador to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development before news of his ouster hit the media today 31 July, 2017.