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Anthony Scaramucci removed as Communications Director

July 31, 2017

  Well, the Anthony Scaramucci error era did not last long! Earlier today, at the request of new White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, the short-lived Communications Director was relieved of duty. 

  Here is more:

Anthony Scaramucci was removed from his position as White House communications director, just 10 days after his appointment to the post.

Mr. Scaramucci, who is nicknamed “The Mooch,” was removed at the urging of former Marine Corps Gen. John Kelly, who was sworn in as White House chief of staff Monday morning. Mr. Kelly is seeking to impose more discipline in the White House, two administration officials said.

After the swearing-in ceremony—which Mr. Scaramucci attended—Mr. Kelly returned to his office, where he informed Mr. Scaramucci in a one-on-one meeting that he was being forced to resign, a White House official said.

The ouster signaled Mr. Kelly’s authority over a White House that has been plagued by competing factions in the first six months of the Trump administration. President Donald Trump has told Mr. Kelly that all White House officials—including longtime advisers such as chief strategist Steve Bannon and family members such as son-in-law Jared Kushner —will report directly to the chief of staff, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said at Monday’s news briefing.

  Anthony Scaramucci had to go, this was an easy decision to make after his ill-fated obscenity laced interview. 

  In my post about the President’s decision to hire John Kelly, which you can read here, I wrote I was “hoping that John Kelly will be able to use his organization skills as a general to bring some much needed structure and discipline to the White House after the turmoil that has bubbled over during the last week or so” and with this move, and the news that John Kelly has been given authority over all White House officials, it looks like this is what we are going to see moving forward.

  Hopefully this will be the beginning of the end of the tumult that has plagued the White House for the last two weeks and we can get back to business. Now if John Kelly can convince Donald Trump to stop attacking Jeff Sessions…that would be good.

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