Scaramucci out as White House communications director

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Washington, Aug 1 (IANS) The White House has said that Anthony Scaramucci will be leaving his role as White House Communications Director.

The announcement on Monday has come shortly after John Kelly was sworn in as US President Donald Trump’s new chief of staff, amid a series of White House staff shake-ups, Xinhua news agency reported.

The White House said Scaramucci felt it was best to give Kelly “a clean slate” and the ability to build his own team.

The New York financier was brought onto the West Wing staff by Trump on July 21.

But his brief 11-day tenure was marked by the departure of former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, who resigned to protest against Scaramucci’s arrival, and a public feud he had with Reince Priebus, Kelly’s predecessor.

Reports said Kelly wanted Scaramucci removed from the role as communications director because the retired four-star Marine Corps general did not think Scaramucci was disciplined and had burned his credibility.

–IANS

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