According to three people familiar with the decision, the New York Times is reporting that President Trump has decided to fire Anthony Scaramucci from his position as White House Communications Director, a mere 10 days after he was hired into the role.
By now, everyone knows who Scaramucci is. He has made quite the name for himself in only a short time on the job. He went off on a reporter from the New Yorker creating a lot of buzz when he threatened to fire the entire staff on his team when the reporter refused to reveal a ‘leak in the White House.’
“Who leaked that to you?” he asked. I said I couldn’t give him that information. He responded by threatening to fire the entire White House communications staff. “What I’m going to do is, I will eliminate everyone in the comms team and we’ll start over,” he said. I laughed, not sure if he really believed that such a threat would convince a journalist to reveal a source. He continued to press me and complain about the staff he’s inherited in his new job. “I ask these guys not to leak anything and they can’t help themselves,” he said. “You’re an American citizen, this is a major catastrophe for the American country. So I’m asking you as an American patriot to give me a sense of who leaked it.”
When the reporter didn’t reveal their source, Scaramucci suspected it was White House chief of staff Reince Priebus (now ex-chief of staff).
In an ironic turn of events, Scaramucci wanted Preibus gone, but word on the street is, Trump has fired Scaramucci due to the recommendation of his new chief of staff John F. Kelly who doesn’t like the fact that Scaramucci openly boasted about reporting directly to the president over him.
It’s not clear yet if he will remain employed in another role or not, but after just a few days on the job, Scaramucci is officially out as communications director.