Trump hails ‘great day’ as Anthony Scaramucci loses White House job – Trending Stuff

Scaramucci has been removed from his post in the White House just over a week after his appointment, after a series of media appearances that were turbulent

Trump hails ‘great day’ as Anthony Scaramucci loses White House job – Trending Stuff

Donald Trump hailed a great day in the White House after the removal of communications director Anthony Scaramucci after only 10 days in a movement that has only increased the feeling of chaos at the center of the Trump administration.

His evening tweet arrived as Scaramucci was forced out after a tumultuous series of media appearances over the previous week from the combative former Wall Street financier, surrounded by a foul-mouthed tirade to a New Yorker journalist on Thursday.

His shock demise was precipitated by the appointment of former US marine Gen John Kelly as Donald Trumps new chief of staff.

Anthony Scaramucci will leave his job as White House communications director, said press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders in a statement on Monday afternoon. Mr Scaramucci believed it was best to provide chief of staff John Kelly a clean slate and the ability to build his own team. We wish him the very best.

Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)

A day in the White House!

July 31, 2017

The decision to remove Scaramucci, nicknamed the Mooch, came at Kellys petition, the New York Times reported.

His removal may take some pressure off Steve Bannon, the longtime Trump aide whose position was in recent weeks under threat. Scaramucci made Bannon a goal in his rant to the New Yorker and, in response, was the topic of repeatedly negative posts on Breitbart, the publication Bannon formerly conducted.

Scaramucci was hired on 21 July, months after the departure of Michael Dubke, who had struggled to craft a coherent communications strategy as the administration spun from one controversy to another. Sean Spicer reportedly opposed the hiring of Scaramucci and resigned as White House press secretary the same day.

Spicer was seen by reporters in the West Wing apparently helping to form the announcement announcing Scaramuccis removal from office.

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