President Donald Trump has removed Anthony Scaramucci as communications director, a little more than a week after the former financier was named to the post, three White House officials said on Monday.

The change came at the request of new chief of staff John Kelly, who started Monday, the officials said. It was not clear whether he would take on a new role after leaving the communications job, nor was it immediately clear who would take over the position.

"Kelly is already changing the culture here," said one White House aide.

Scaramucci’s brief tenure brought turmoil to the West Wing, including the exits of press secretary Sean Spicer and former chief of staff Reince Priebus. Scaramucci was criticized last week for a profanity-laced tirade in a conversation with a New Yorker reporter.

Source: http://www.politico.com/story/2017/07/31/trump-ousts-scaramucci-as-communications-director-241172

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