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Trump removes Anthony Scaramucci from White House communications director role

Anthony Scaramucci answers reporters' questions during the daily White House press briefing July 21 in Washington, D.C. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer quit after it was announced that Trump hired Scaramucci, a Wall Street financier and longtime supporter, to the position of White House communications director.
Anthony Scaramucci answers reporters' questions during the daily White House press briefing July 21 in Washington, D.C. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer quit after it was announced that Trump hired Scaramucci, a Wall Street financier and longtime supporter, to the position of White House communications director.

President Donald Trump has decided to remove Anthony Scaramucci from his role as communications director, first reported by the New York Times, and later confirmed by the AP, CNN and NBC News.

Scaramucci was removed just 10 days after making his way to the West Wing, prompting the departures of Sean Spicer, the former press secretary, and Reince Priebus, the president's first chief of staff. The new chief of staff, John Kelly, was sworn in Monday.

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