The revolving door in the White House is smoking right now after all the activity it’s seen in the first six months of the Trump administration.
With less than a week on the job, Anthony Scaramucci has been ousted from his new post as White House Communications Director, and somewhere Reince Priebus is sporting a grin of quiet satisfaction.
The move is the first of what are certain to be many from newly installed Chief of Staff John Kelly.
The consummate military general, his patience for people stepping out of line and out of ranks is thin at best.
And that’s probably why Trump brought him in: to right the ship and get sailing, fast.
This will be fun to watch.
Here’s more from NY Times…
President Trump has decided to remove Anthony Scaramucci from his position as communications director, three people close to the decision said Monday, relieving him just days after Mr. Scaramucci unloaded a crude verbal tirade against other senior members of the president’s senior staff.
Mr. Scaramucci’s abrupt removal came just 10 days after the wealthy New York financier was brought on to the West Wing staff, a move that convulsed an already chaotic White House and led to the departures of Sean Spicer, the former press secretary, and Reince Priebus, the president’s first chief of staff.
The decision to remove Mr. Scaramucci, who had boasted about reporting directly to the president, not the chief of staff, John F. Kelly, came at Mr. Kelly’s request, the people said. Mr. Kelly made clear to members of the White House staff at a meeting Monday morning that he is in charge.
It was not clear whether Mr. Scaramucci will remain employed at the White House in another position or will leave altogether.