President Donald Trump has decided to sack Anthony Scaramucci as his communications director, the New York Times reported Monday.
The paper cited three sources familiar with the president’s thinking, although there was no official announcement Monday afternoon.
The Daily Mail reports,
Scaramucci unleashed a profanity-laced tirade against resigned chief of staff Reince Priebus and Steve Bannon last week. Priebus resigned Friday. Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer quit the day Scaramucci’s appointment was announced.
Scaramucci never denied the comments, although he wrote on Twitter that he would refrain from such comments in his new role, and complained he shouldn’t have trusted a reporter.
Monday was the first day for new chief of staff Gen. John Kelly, who is seeking to wrestle control of a chaotic and leak-prone White House.
Scaramucci himself began the job with seeming carte-blanche from the president on a mission to root out leakers.
He immediately vowed to fire the whole communications staff if needed in order to find the source of damaging leaks.