Anthony Scaramucci, who in only 10 days as White House communications director became a topic of national intrigue, will be dismissed by President Trump, The New York Times reported Monday (July 31) afternoon. ABC News reported that Scaramucci offered his resignation as communications director and asked to return to a position at the Export–Import Bank of the United States.
Scaramucci was given the job on Friday, June 21, and by Thursday, July 27, became something of a national laughingstock when The New Yorker reported his profanity-laced conversation with the magazine’s Washington correspondent the night before.
He was hired by the president to take charge of a communications operation in disarray, and his hiring coincided with the departure of White House press secretary Sean Spicer.
Scaramucci, in his conversation with The New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza, was extremely critical of White House chief strategist Steve Bannon and predicted, correctly, that then-chief of staff Reince Priebus would be removed from his position. Following the publication of Lizza’s article, it became an open question in Washington whether Scaramucci would keep his job.
At the Politicon conference this past weekend, longtime Trump advisor Roger Stone said that Scaramucci should absolutely stick around as communications director. Jason Miller, who was originally tapped as communications director before stepping aside, argued that Scaramucci would be a great asset to the White House and would be a much better communicator of Trump’s thinking.
The White House has not yet confirmed Scaramucci’s departure. Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is scheduled to brief the press corps, on-camera, at 12:45 p.m. PST.
Dan Pfeiffer, who served as communications director during President Obama, teased Scaramucci on Twitter after the news broke. “Unfortunately for the Mooch, the minimum tenure to get invited to the annual WH Comms Directors Reunion is 3 weeks,” he wrote.
More to come.
This article originally appeared on The Hollywood Reporter.