Scaramucci to hold online event

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Washington, Aug 3 (IANS) Anthony Scaramucci has said he will hold an online event on Friday to directly address the public following his departure from the White House after less than 11 days as communications director.

On Wednesday, Scaramucci said the daytime event, which will be broadcast on various live platforms with help from former Fox News co-president Bill Shine, will give him the opportunity to reach out and communicate with the people, reports CNN.

Although his time as communications director was notably short, Scaramucci told CNN he only anticipated being in the position six to nine months.

Scaramucci said he was brought into the White House as a “special purpose vehicle” to disrupt the culture of leaking and counterproductive infighting.

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He was fired on Tuesday by the new Chief of Staff John Kelly days after a New Yorker article detailed a profanity-laced conversation between two top White House officials — former chief of staff Reince Priebus and chief strategist Steve Bannon.

However, Scaramucci told CNN he still considers his short tenure in the White House successful.

Both White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer and Priebus left during his time as communications director.



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