Scaramucci out as White House communications director

Scaramucci out as White House communications director
Posted at 2:43 PM, Jul 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-31 11:00:14-04

WASHINGTON, DC (RNN) - Anthony Scaramucci has resigned from his position as White House communications director, multiple news outlets reported Monday.

Scaramucci was named to the position July 21, lasting only 11 days.

He reported directly to President Donald Trump, not the chief of staff. Retired Gen. John Kelly officially took over the chief of staff position Monday, replacing recently ousted Reince Priebus, and The New York Times is reporting the removal came at Kelly's request.

Former White House Press Secretary resigned the same day Scaramucci was announced, reportedly in protest of the hiring. 

Scaramucci's turbulent 10 days as Trump's communications were plagued by a slew of questionable moves. On "State of the Union," he cited an anonymous source as saying that "if the Russians actually hacked this situation and spilled out those emails, you would have never seen it." In the next breath, he outed his anonymous source as Trump.

He made obscene comments about former Priebus and Chief Strategist Steve Bannon in a phone call with New Yorker reporter Ryan Lizza.

He also contradicted the White House line, saying to CNN that he wasn't sure Trump favored the harsh financial sanctions against Russia. Press Secretary Sara Huckabee Sanders said that the administration was in favor of being tough on Russia and favored the sanctions.

Trump wrote Monday on Twitter that there was "no chaos" within his administration.

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