That's It for 'The Mooch'? Trump Boots Scaramucci From Post

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That's It for 'The Mooch'? Trump Boots Scaramucci From Post

Just 10 days after announcing that Anthony Scaramucci would serve as the new White House communications director, President Donald Trump has decided to dismiss him from the position, the New York Times first reported Monday.

Anthony Scaramucci attends the daily White House press briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House July 21, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Anthony Scaramucci attends the daily White House press briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House July 21, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Just 10 days after announcing that Anthony Scaramucci would serve as the new White House communications director, President Donald Trump has decided to dismiss him from the position, the New York Times first reported Monday.

The new reporting cites "three people close to the decision," and says the decision followed a request from former Homeland Security Secretary Gen. John F. Kelly, Trump's just-sworn in chief of staff who replaced newly-departed Reince Priebus

Priebus was among the targets of Scaramucci's recent profanity-ridden attacks in an interview with the New Yorker.

Scaramucci said in a tweet following that interview: "I sometimes use colorful language."

CNN also reported on the latest administration shake-up, adding a statement from White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders: "Anthony Scaramucci will be leaving his role as White House Communications Director. 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."

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