You’re Fired: Scaramucci is Latest to Leave Trump Administration

By Reuters

(REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst)
(REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst)
The President has fired several key staff during the six months of his administration

A few hours after President Donald Trump said there was no chaos in the White House, the administration announced on Monday that Anthony Scaramucci was leaving his job as communications director after a little more than a week on the job.

The brash Scaramucci’s brief tenure was marked by a determination to crack down on White House leaks to the media and profanity-filled comments to The New Yorker attacking then-chief of staff Reince Priebus and Trump adviser Steve Bannon.

Sources familiar with the situation said Trump fired Scaramucci over the obscene tirade.

“The president certainly felt that Anthony’s comments were inappropriate for a person in that position,” spokeswoman Sarah Sanders told reporters.

Following is a partial list of officials who have been fired or have left the administration since Trump took office on Jan. 20, as well as people who were nominated by Trump for a position but did not take the job.


  • Philip Bilden – a private equity executive and former military intelligence officer picked by Trump for secretary of the Navy, withdrew from consideration in February because of government conflict-of-interest rules.
  • James Comey – Federal Bureau of Information director who had been leading an investigation into the Trump 2016 presidential campaign’s possible collusion with Russia to influence the election outcome, was fired by Trump in May.
Former FBI Director James Comey pauses as he testifies before a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Russia’s alleged interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election (REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst)
  • James Donovan – a Goldman Sachs Group Inc banker who was nominated by Trump as deputy Treasury secretary, withdrew his name in May.
  • Michael Dubke – founder of Crossroads Media, resigned as White House communications director in May.
  • Michael Flynn – resigned in February as Trump’s national security adviser after disclosures that he had discussed U.S. sanctions on Russia with the Russian ambassador to the United States before Trump took office and misled Vice President Mike Pence about the conversations.
  • Mark Green – Trump’s nominee for Army secretary, who had served in the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, withdrew his name from consideration in May.
  • Gerrit Lansing – White House chief digital officer, stepped down in February after failing to pass an FBI background check, according to Politico.
  • Jason Miller – communications director for Trump’s transition team who was named by the president-elect in December as White House communications director, said days later that he would not take the job.
  • Reince Priebus – the former chairman of the Republican National Committee was replaced by Kelly as Trump’s chief of staff on Friday. A confidant of the president said Trump had lost confidence in Priebus after major legislative items failed to pass the U.S. Congress.
U.S. President Donald Trump congratulates White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus during a swearing in ceremony for senior staff at the White House in Washington, DC January 22, 2017. (REUTERS/Carlos Barria)
  • Todd Ricketts – a co-owner of the Chicago Cubs baseball team and Trump’s choice for deputy secretary of commerce, withdrew from consideration in April.
  • Walter Shaub – the head of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics, who clashed with Trump and his administration, stepped down in July before his five-year term was to end.
  • Michael Short – senior White House assistant press secretary, resigned last Tuesday.
  • Sean Spicer – resigned as White House press secretary on July 21, ending a turbulent tenure after Trump named Scaramucci as White House communications director.
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer holds his daily briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S. May 1, 2017. (REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst)
  • Robin Townley – an aide to the national security adviser, Flynn, was rejected in February after he was denied security clearance to serve on the National Security Council, according to Politico.
  • Vincent Viola – an Army veteran and a former chairman of the New York Mercantile Exchange, nominated by Trump to be secretary of the Army, withdrew his name from consideration in February.
  • Katie Walsh – deputy White House chief of staff, was transferred to the outside pro-Trump group America First policies in March, according to Politico.
  • Caroline Wiles – Trump’s director of scheduling, resigned in February after failing a background check, according to Politico.
  • Sally Yates – acting U.S. attorney general, was fired by Trump in January after she ordered Justice Department lawyers not to enforce Trump’s immigration ban.
Former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates testifies about potential Russian interference in the presidential election before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C.
(REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein)



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