Just 10 days after being named White House Communications Director, Anthony Scaramucci has lost his job, and will not have another one within the administration, the White House reports. “He does not have a role at this time in the Trump administration,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said today. New White House Chief of Staff John Kelly was sworn in this morning and, according to Politico, two WH staffers say he is behind Scaramucci’s removal.
Huckabee Sanders said that Scaramucci would not be moved to another position in Trump’s administration. “Anthony Scaramucci will be leaving his role as White House Communications Director,” press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders 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.”
While the phrase “at this time” seems to leave the door open to future possibilities, things don’t look good for Scaramucci. As RedState reported earlier, the former communications director was “essentially escorted off the White House property earlier this afternoon.”