Trump removes Anthony Scaramucci as communications director
WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) -- President Donald Trump decided to remove Anthony Scaramucci from his role as communications director Monday, less than two weeks after he named the financier to the position.
It is not clear whether Scaramucci will stay on with the administration in a different role, though reports indicated he was escorted from the White House.
Ahead of swearing in new Chief of Staff John Kelly earlier Monday, Trump had insisted there was "no chaos" in his administration.
“Anthony Scaramucci will be leaving his role as White House Communications Director," the White House Office of the Press Secretary said in a statement Monday. "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.”
His arrival led to the resignations of Sean Spicer, former press secretary, along with Reince Priebus, former chief of staff.
In an explosive -- and quickly viral -- interview published by The New Yorker last week, Scaramucci used expletives to accuse Priebus of being a "paranoid schizophrenic" and White House chief strategist Steve Bannon of trying to bolster his personal reputation.
According to sources, Trump's decision came at the request of Kelly, The New York Times reported.
Monday was Kelly's first day on the job.