U.S. President Donald Trump has decided to remove Anthony Scaramucci from his job as communications director, the New York Times reports, citing three unidentified people close to the decision.
News of Scaramucci’s removal came hours after Trump swore in a new chief of staff, retired general John Kelly. Politico reported the dismissal came at Kelly’s request, citing two unidentified White House officials.
The White House confirmed that Scaramucci was leaving his role as communications director in a statement saying, “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.”
Scaramucci was appointed just 10 days ago. It’s unclear whether he will stay on in the administration in a different role.