Report: Anthony Scaramucci Resigns as White House Communications Director


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Anthony Scaramucci on July 21.

Just 10 days into his new role as White House Communications Director, Anthony Scaramucci has resigned from the position.

ABC News’ Katherine Faulders said Scaramucci offered his resignation from the position to new White House Chief of Staff John Kelly.

It had been a tumultuous tenure for Scaramucci in the role from the beginning.

On July 21, President Donald Trump surprised many by announcing that Scaramucci would fill the vacant White House communications director spot.

According to the New York Times, the selection of Scaramucci didn’t only surprise the public, it also shocked and angered former Press Secretary Sean Spicer, who announced he would resign almost immediately after the meeting.

The Times said that Spicer “vehemently disagreed” with Scaramucci’s appointment, and he wasn’t the only one.

New Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Chief Strategist Steve Bannon and former Chief of Staff Priebus were all “vocally” against Scaramucci’s appointment, a source who spoke to The Daily Beast said.

Then, just a few days later, Scaramucci went on a rant to a reporter from The New Yorker. Scaramucci, who was looking to find out who had “leaked” a financial document of his, didn’t hold much back during the interview, harshly criticizing Preibus and other members of Trump’s administration.

Scaramucci felt betrayed when a financial disclosure form of his was “leaked” to the press. He sent out a now-deleted tweet that seemed to accuse Priebus of playing a role in it getting into the hands of the media.

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TwitterAnthony Scaramucci’s now-deleted tweet directed at the FBI and Reince Priebus about the leak of his financial disclosure form.

Minutes before pressing “submit” on the tweet, however, The New Yorker‘s Ryan Lizza received a phone call from Scaramucci, who lambasted Priebus and harshly accused him of being one of the “leakers.”

Before hanging up the phone, Scaramucci vowed to Lizza that he was going to tweet something about Priebus, and he did so with the above tweet.

“Yeah, let me go, though, because I’ve gotta start tweeting some s**t to make this guy crazy,” Scaramucci said during the interview.

The rest of the interview was extremely eye-opening, vulgar, volatile and extremely critical of Priebus.

“Reince Priebus, if you want to leak something, he’ll be asked to resign very shortly,” Scaramucci said to Lizza. “Reince is a f***ing paranoid schizophrenic, a paranoiac.”

Scaramucci wasn’t only critical of Priebus, he also called out Bannon, saying that he tries “to s**k (his) own c**k,” adding “I’m not trying to build my own brand off the f***ing strength of the president. I’m here to serve the country.”

On July 28, amidst the tensions, Trump announced via Twitter that Priebus had been relieved of his duties and would be replaced by Kelly, who was sworn in July 31.