Donald Trump is removing White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci following a crude verbal tirade by Scaramucci targeing senior members of the White House staff, The New York Times reports.
The report cites three unnamed sources close to the situation.
“Mr. 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 Times reports.
The report adds: “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.”
As we reported previously, Scaramucci’s obscene rant came in an interview with The New Yorker and included savage attacks on Priebus and Steve Bannon along with other colorful comments. The incident provided material for late-night talk hosts all last week.