President Donald Trump ousted Anthony Scaramucci on Monday from his role as White House communications director just 11 days into the job after newly appointed White House chief of staff John Kelly reportedly pushed for the move, The Daily Caller reports.
In a statement, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said, “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.”
Kelly told members of the White House staff during a meeting on Monday morning “that he is in charge,” according to The New York Times citing people familiar with the matter.
The decision also comes days after Scaramucci made profanity-laced comments against senior officials in the White House.
Sanders told reporters during an on-camera press briefing Monday afternoon that Scaramucci will not have any role in the Trump administration at the moment.
She also said that the president felt that the remarks made by Scaramucci, known as “The Mooch,” were inappropriate for someone in his position.