Washington, Jul 31 (PTI) White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci resigned today, less than two weeks after he was appointed to the top position by President Donald Trump and just hours after new Chief of Staff John Kelly was sworn into office. Also Read - Joe Biden Vows to Hold Riyadh Accountable After Khashoggi Report Released
“Anthony Scaramucci will be leaving his role as White House Communications Director,” the White House Press Secretary, Sarah Sanders, said in a brief statement. Also Read - Biden Imposes Sanctions Against Myanmar Military Leaders; Expresses Concerns on Hong Kong Crackdown to Xi Jinping
“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 said. Also Read - Pets Are Back! First Dogs Champ & Major Officially Move in to White House, Pictures Go Viral
Scaramucci, 53, put in his papers just hours after Gen (rtd) Kelly was sworn by Trump as the new White House Chief of Staff.
According to The New York Times, the decision to remove Scaramucci, “who had boasted about reporting directly to the president, not the chief of staff, John Kelly, came at Kelly s request.
Kelly, who was sworn in today, made clear to members of the White House staff at a meeting today that he is in charge, the daily said, quoting sources.
For the past few days, Scaramucci has been in news for use of unparliamentary language against his own colleagues and going public to threaten to fire anyone from the White House who leaked information about the Trump administration.
It is not clear if Scaramucci would continue to be inside the White House in some other capacity.
This is published unedited from the PTI feed.