After just 11 days on the job, White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci has thrown in the towel saying, he is stepping down to give Chief of Staff John Kelly a clean slate.
His resignation is coming just hours after former General John Kelly took over as US President Donald Trump’s new chief of staff.
“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,” read a statement from the White House press secretary on Monday.
Ever since he was first announced as communications director earlier this month, Scaramucci has been in the spotlight especially after he shocked many with his profane outburst last week against then-chief of staff Reince Priebus.
His resignation is coming two months after former communications director Michael Dubke stepped down from his post.
Dubke’s resignation came as Trump considered a major staff overhaul following brewing allegations of his collusion with Russia over the last election staged in the United States.
He joined the White House communications team in February after campaign aide Jason Miller, Trump’s original choice for communications director, withdrew.
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