As reported in NYTimes, CNN, and other news outlets, President Trump on Monday removed Anthony Scaramucci from his position as communications director, the White House announced, ousting him just days after Mr. Scaramucci unloaded a crude verbal tirade against other members of the president’s senior staff.
“The president certainly felt that Anthony’s comments were inappropriate for someone in that position and he didn’t want to burden Gen. Kelly also with that line of succession,” Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary, told reporters later in the day.
Mr. Scaramucci’s abrupt removal came just 10 days after the wealthy New York financier was brought on to the West Wing staff, a move that led to the departures of Sean Spicer, the former press secretary, and Reince Priebus, the president’s first chief of staff.
On top of everything else, Scaramucci was also the victim of an internet trickster. CNN’s Jake Tapper reported Monday night about a heated email exchange between Scaramucci and a prankster masquerading as Reince Priebus. In one e-mail to the fake Reince, Scaramucci wrote, “read Shakespeare. Particularly Othello. You are right there. My family is fine by the way and will thrive. I know what you did. No more replies from me.”
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