Scaramucci felt it was best to give John Kelly a clean slate: White House

| Updated: Aug 01, 2017 06:58 IST

Washington [U.S.A.], August 01 (ANI): The White House has confirmed the removal of Anthony Scaramucci, the Communications Director, from his post and released a statement that says that the former felt it was best to give the new chief of staff John F. Kelly a "clean slate." "Anthony Scaramucci will be leaving his role as the White House Communications Director. 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," the White House statement read. Scaramucci has been relieved just days after he reportedly launched a verbal tirade against other senior members of the President's senior staff. The decision to remove Scaramucci has come at the new chief of staff's, John F. Kelly, request, the New York Times reports. A White House official said Kelly wanted Scaramucci removed from his new role because he did not think he was disciplined and had burned his credibility, CNN reports. According to the New York Times, Scaramucci had earlier boasted about reporting directly to the President and not the chief of staff. Following this, Kelly reportedly made clear to members of the White House staff at a meeting on Monday morning that he was the in-charge. For the uninitiated, Scaramucci's abrupt removal has come just ten days after the wealthy New York financier was brought on to the West Wing staff. Kelly was sworn-in as Trump's new chief of staff earlier in the day on Monday, and was primarily given the responsibility of initiating the President's stalled legislative agenda on Monday. Kelly served as the commander of United States Southern Command for four years under President Barack Obama and served as a commanding general in Iraq from 2008 to 2009. Kelly took over for Reince Priebus, who was ousted from the job after only six months on Friday. (ANI)

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