Anthony Scaramucci out as White House communications director
By JOHN SANTUCCI
ADAM KELSEY Jul 31, 2017, 3:22 PM ET
WATCHAnthony Scaramucci out as White House communications director
White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci is leaving his position after submitting his resignation Monday, ABC News has learned.
A day before Priebus’ announced departure last week, Scaramucci made headlines for delivering a scathing, profanity-laced critique of Priebus and others to a reporter from The New Yorker.
Sources inside the White House told ABC News that Scaramucci offered his resignation Monday morning to newly sworn-in chief of staff John Kelly, with a request to be redeployed as chief strategy officer at the Export-Import Bank, to allow Kelly to assert his leadership in the West Wing.
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders confirmed Scaramucci’s departure in a statement after the news broke.
“Mr. Scaramucci felt it was best to give chief of staff John Kelly a clean slate and the ability to build his own team,” the statement read.
Scaramucci’s role formally began only last Wednesday, July 26.