President Donald Trump earlier today removed Anthony Scaramucci from his position as communications director. His removal comes just 10 days after he joined staff in the West Wing.
“Anthony Scaramucci will be leaving his role as White House Communications Director,” Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary, said in a statement. “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.”
Social media erupted almost immediately.
Scaramucci, a New York financier, previously served on the executive committee leading President Trump's transition. Sean Spicer, the president's former Press Secretary, left his position after he vehemently disagreed with Scaramucci's appointment as the new communications director.