Trump felt Scaramucci's comments were 'inappropriate'

| Updated: Aug 01, 2017 08:59 IST

Washington [U.S.A.], August 1 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump believed the comments former communications director Anthony Scaramucci made in the New Yorker interview last week were "inappropriate," White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has said. Sanders, while addressing the media at a briefing here, added that Trump didn't want to "burden" new Chief of Staff John F. Kelly with the line of succession. She also said that Kelly would bring new "structure" and "strength" to the White House. Sanders further said that Scaramucci will have "no role" in the Trump administration at this time. "He does not have a role at this time in the Trump administration," Sanders said, adding that Scaramucci doesn't currently have a position at the Export-Import bank, where he worked before moving to the White House. "As we've said before, what matters most is not who's employed in the White House, but who's employed in the rest of the country," Sanders added. Also, a source tells CNN that Scaramucci was "grandstanding" and "with POTUS you end up in the cheap seats in centerfield" when that happens. Meanwhile, Sarah also said that all White House staff would report to the new chief of staff John Kelly. "General Kelly has the full authority to operate within the White House, and all staff will report to him," she said. "There are no conversations about any cabinet members moving in any capacity, and the president has 100 percent confidence in all members of his cabinet," Sanders added. The White House, earlier in the day, confirmed the removal of Scaramucci 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 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 took over for Reince Priebus, who was ousted from the job after only six months on Friday. (ANI)
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