Just over a week after Anthony Scaramucci was appointed as the new White House Communications Director, and just three days after Trump fired Reince Priebus, the New York Times reports that Trump has removed Scaramucci from the role of Communications Director, under instruction from Trump’s new chief of staff, Gen. John Kelly.
According to the NYT, Scaramucci’s abrupt removal came just ten days after the wealthy New York financier was brought in.
Here is a list of 12 high-ranking White House personnel fired by the Trump administration:
1. Sally Yates, the acting attorney general and an appointee of former President Barack Obama, was fired by Trump just ten days after he assumed office. Yates had refused to uphold the Trump administration’s controversial travel ban in January, 2017.
2. Michael Flynn resigned in February after serving in the position for less than a month. Flynn misled Vice President Mike Pence and other administration officials about the contents of his phone conversations with Sergey Kislyak, Russia’s ambassador to the US. Flynn reportedly discussed the Obama administration’s sanctions against Russia with Kislyak prior to Trump assuming office.
3. Katie Walsh, the former deputy chief of staff and close ally to the chief of staff Reince Priebus left the White House just nine weeks into the job to run America First, a pro-Trump group outside of the government.
4. Preet Bharara, the former US Attorney for the Southern District of Manhattan and ‘Sheriff’ of Wall Street, was fired by Trump in March after Bharara refused to submit a resignation letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
5. James Comey, the former FBI director, was fired by Trump in May.
6. Michael Dubke, the former White House communications director, resigned in May. Dubke was replaced by Anthony Scaramucci, the founder of a hedge fund and a top Trump donor. Scaramucci was fired after just 10 days on the job (see below).
7. Walter Shaub, the former director of the Office of Government Ethics, resigned earlier this month after clashing with the White House over Trump’s complicated financial holdings. Shaub called Trump’s administration a “laughingstock,” following his resignation, and advocated for strengthening the US’s ethical and financial disclosure rules, per The New York Times.
8. Mark Corralo, the spokesman for President Donald Trump’s legal team, resigned on July 20, 2017 within two months of being on the job.
9. Sean Spicer, the embattled former White House press secretary, resigned on July 21 after telling Trump he vehemently disagreed with the selection of Anthony Scaramucci as White House communications director.
10. Micheal Short, the former White House press aide, resigned the same day as Spicer, after Scaramucci revealed plans to fire him.
11. Reince Priebus, the former White House chief-of-staff, resigned just six months into his tenure after a public feud with Anthony Scaramucci, the White House communications director.
12. And now, Anthony Scaramucci, who “resigned” as the new White House Communications Director on July 31,2017 after just ten days on the job.
Will the Trump Administration fire any more of their White House personnel or will the chaos stop after the new chief of staff, General John Kelly takes over? Time will tell.
Article updated: August 1, 2017
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