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Washington - Scaramucci Out Of White House Job As John Kelly Takes Charge

Published on: July 31, 2017 02:39 PM
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White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci arrives with U.S. President Donald Trump aboard Air Force One at Long Island MacArthur Airport in Ronkonkoma, New York, U.S. July 28, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci arrives with U.S. President Donald Trump aboard Air Force One at Long Island MacArthur Airport in Ronkonkoma, New York, U.S. July 28, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Washington - Anthony Scaramucci is out as White House communications director after just 11 days on the job — and just hours after President Donald Trump’s new chief of staff, John Kelly, was sworn into office.

Hoping to turn the page on a tumultuous opening chapter to his presidency, Trump had insisted earlier Monday that there was “no chaos” in his White House as he swore in the retired Marine general as second chief of staff.

Not long after, Scaramucci, who shocked many with his profane outburst last week against then-chief of staff Reince Priebus, was gone.

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In the words of the White House announcement, he was leaving because he “felt it was best to give Chief of Staff John Kelly a clean slate and the ability to build his own team.” The two-sentence release concluded, “We wish him all the best.”

News of Scaramucci’s removal came hours after Trump swore in a new chief of staff, retired General John Kelly. Politico reported the dismissal came at Kelly’s request, citing two unidentified White House officials.

Earlier, in an Oval Office ceremony, Trump predicted Kelly, who previously served as Homeland Security chief, would do a “spectacular job.” And the president chose to highlight the rising stock market and positive jobs outlook rather than talk about how things might need to change in his White House under Kelly.

Trump on Friday ousted Priebus as chief of staff and turned to Kelly, who he hopes will bring military discipline to an administration weighed down by a stalled legislative agenda, infighting among West Wing aides and a stack of investigations.

The re-shuffling continued Monday with word that Scaramucci, on the job from less than two weeks, will no longer serve in the White House’s top communications post.

While Trump is looking for a reset, he pushed back against criticism of his administration with this tweet: “Highest Stock Market EVER, best economic numbers in years, unemployment lowest in 17 years, wages raising, border secure, S.C.: No WH chaos!”

Trump on Monday convened his first Cabinet meeting with Kelly at his side, telling his team it is “doing incredibly well” and “starting from a really good base.” On how he would deal with rising tensions with North Korea, Trump said only: “It will be handled.”

Seated across from Trump was Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who has stayed on the job while Trump has publicly savaged him in interviews and on social media.

Kelly’s success in a chaotic White House will depend on how much authority he is granted and whether Trump’s dueling aides will put aside their rivalries to work together. Also unclear is whether a new chief of staff will have any influence over the president’s social media histrionics.



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 Jul 31, 2017 at 02:45 PM TRumpIzPrez Says:

I'm amazed!

Trump actually fired that F@&#ing; C#*@ piece of S$@!.

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 Jul 31, 2017 at 03:03 PM Anonymous Says:

a foul mouth gone

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 Jul 31, 2017 at 03:05 PM Anonymous Says:

If this not chaos what is??

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 Jul 31, 2017 at 03:34 PM Anonymous Says:

Sof ganev tliya. He needed to go. U cant have this vulgar all hating person around.

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 Jul 31, 2017 at 03:39 PM Anonymous Says:

Good riddance.

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 Jul 31, 2017 at 03:41 PM Sam23 Says:

Perfect he did the project that was needed, got rid of Establisment puppet Reince Preibus. Mission Accomplished thanks mooch.

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 Jul 31, 2017 at 03:58 PM Anonymous Says:

Looking for a BADCHAN for our upcoming wedding, anyone for suggestions?

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 Jul 31, 2017 at 05:07 PM Anonymous Says:

Scaramucci was an embarrassment to the Italian-American community, with his foul mouth; even a noted newspaper columnist (who herself is an Italian-American), stated that Scaramucci reinforced the worst stereotypes that people have of Italian-Americans. Surely, Trump should have checked more thoroughly into Scaramucci's background, before placing him in the White House Communications Director's slot.
Regarding Trump, he is his own worst enemy. If Invanka, Jared, and Melania can't control his mouth, and his tweeting, how is General Kelly going to do so?

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 Jul 31, 2017 at 05:12 PM yaakov doe Says:

Trump claims his administration is running like a well oiled machine and stories of chaos are false. For a man who boasted that he hires the best, there certainly is a lot of turnover. Accomplishments are lacking.

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 Aug 01, 2017 at 02:47 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #9  
yaakov doe Says:

Trump claims his administration is running like a well oiled machine and stories of chaos are false. For a man who boasted that he hires the best, there certainly is a lot of turnover. Accomplishments are lacking.

Not according to some posters on this website. Cancelling existing laws by fiat is not legislating

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 Aug 01, 2017 at 03:03 PM Anonymous Says:

Accomplishments not needed he revoked laws by presidential fiatl

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