That didn’t take long: just ten days after Anthony Scaramucci was appointed as the new White House communications director, the NYT reports that Trump has removed Scaramucci from the role of Communications Director, as requested by the new chief of staff, John Kelly.
According to the NYT, 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 convulsed an already chaotic White House and led to the departures of Sean Spicer, the former press secretary, and Reince Priebus, the president’s first chief of staff.
The decision to remove Mr. Scaramucci, who had boasted about reporting directly to the president not the chief of staff, John F. Kelly, came at Mr. Kelly’s request, the people said. Mr. Kelly made clear to members of the White House staff at a meeting Monday morning that he is in charge.
It was not clear whether Mr. Scaramucci will remain employed at the White House in another position or will leave altogether.
ABC adds that Scaramucci offered his resignation to Gen. Kelly this morning, with a request to be moved to the Ex-Im bank.
WH sources tell ABC that @Scaramucci offered his resignation this morning to Gen. Kelly w/ request to move to Ex-Im bank.
— Katherine Faulders (@KFaulders) July 31, 2017
And so, having first lost his now ex-wife to Trump, Scaramucci has also lost Trump himself.
Or, as Trump would say, no chaos at all, just look at the stock market.
Highest Stock Market EVER, best economic numbers in years, unemployment lowest in 17 years, wages raising, border secure, S.C.: No WH chaos!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 31, 2017
Finally, with the ouster of Scarmucci, the list of high-ranking personnel fired by Trump rises to 12: