Anthony Scaramucci Fired Before Official Start Date

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President Donald Trump has removed Anthony Scaramucci from his role as the White House communications director, the New York Times reports, just 10 days after he was brought on staff. His official start date would have been August 15th, 2017.

Scaramucci's appointment led to the departures of top white house staffers including former press secretary Sean Spicer and former Chief of Staff Reince Priebus. It was Priebus' replacement, former Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security John Kelly, who pushed for Scaramucci's removal, according to the Times.

The move was a show of power from Kelly, who made clear to aides over the weekend that any comments about the president would have consequences. Last week, Scaramucci bragged about reporting directly to the president and openly criticized senior White House officials. It is unknown at this time if he was take on another role on the White House staff.

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