Trump's communications chief resigns after 10 days


President Donald Trump's Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci resigned Monday from his post after just 10 days on the job.

Amid the White House's continued shakeups, Trump earlier Monday said there is "no chaos" at the executive mansion.

Not long after taking the post, Scaramucci made headlines in an expletive-laden interview in which he took aim at senior White House officials, including former Chief of Staff Reince Priebus who was forced out last Friday, potentially at Scaramucci's behest.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Trump felt Scaramucci's comments were "inappropriate for a person in that position".

Priebus' successor, Gen. John Kelly, requested Scaramucci's ouster after he clashed with the former communications director over the proper chain of command at the White House, Scaramucci taking the position that he reports directly to the president rather than his chief of staff, according to the New York Times.

Scaramucci emphasized publicly he would report "directly" to the president when Priebus was chief of staff.

Monday was Kelly's first day on the job, and Sanders said he "has the full authority to carry out business as he sees fit.

"Mr. Scaramucci felt it was best to give Chief of Staff John Kelly a clean slate and the ability to build his own team," White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee-Sanders said in a statement.

Scaramucci has no role within the administration at present, according to the White House.

His hiring initially led to significant turbulence in the White House with spokesman Sean Spicer tendering his resignation to Trump, citing the former hedge fund manager's alleged unsuitability to lead the White House's public outreach.

In the wake of Scaramucci's resignation, Spicer, who is supposed to remain at the White House until the end of August, emerged from his office to assembled press.

"Is this a surprise party?" he asked, according to the Los Angeles Times.

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