Trump dismisses communication director Scaramucci after 10 days on job

Washington: President Donald Trump has dismissed Anthony Scaramucci from the White House communications director post only after 10 days of his appointment.

“Anthony Scaramucci will be leaving his role as White House Communications Director,” press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement. “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,” Sanders added.

Kelly, who was sworn in just Monday morning as the president’s chief of staff, requested Scaramucci’s removal, according to The New York Times.

As per the report, Scaramucci, who was an investment manager before taking the White House job, “boasted about reporting directly to the president not the chief of staff”.

The previous White House communications director, Mike Dubke, had resigned in late May. Sean Spicer, who resigned as press secretary after Trump appointed Scaramucci, also held the job after Dubke left.

Before Trump appointed him for the post of communications director, Scaramucci had served as senior Vice President and chief strategy officer at the Export-Import Bank.