ABC News reports Anthony Scaramucci is out as White House Communications Director

White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci walks down the steps of Air Force One after arriving at Long Island MacArthur Airport in Ronkonkoma, N.Y., Friday, July 28.

ABC News reports sources say Anthony Scaramucci is out as White House Communications Director.

The latest:


* White House says Scaramucci out as communications director to give new chief of staff 'clean slate'
* Scaramucci held position for only 11 days


The news comes only days after Scaramucci's hiring earlier this month. Since then, the White House has faced the resignations of press secretary Sean Spicer and Chief of Staff Reince Priebus.

Spokeswoman Sarah Sanders says all West Wing staff will report to John Kelly, President Donald Trump's former Homeland Security Secretary, who was named Monday as the new chief of staff.

Sanders is also clarifying why Trump's new White House communications director, Anthony Scaramucci, was let go from his job only 11 days after being appointed.

Sanders says the president believes Scaramucci's recent off-color remarks to The New Yorker were "inappropriate." She says Scaramucci will not have a position in the administration.

Sanders says, "What matters most to us is not who is employed at the White House but who is employed in the rest of the country."

A day prior to Priebus' announced departure last week, Scaramucci made headlines for delivering a scathing, profanity-laced critique of the chief of staff to a reporter with The New Yorker.



According to the Associated Press, a person close to Scaramucci confirmed his ouster just hours after President Donald Trump's new chief of staff, John Kelly, was sworn into office.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the change before it was officially announced.


Kelly, a retired general and previous Homeland Security secretary, was sworn into his new job Monday morning.

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