Only 10 days after he was hired as President Donald Trump’s communications director, Anthony Scaramucci is unexpectedly out of a job.
Even though he was eventually let go at the urging of chief of staff John Kelly, the former communications director managed to cause quite a stir in his brief time at the White House — whether through his expletive-laden rant against White House “leakers” or his $ 180 million conflict of interest with a company that has ties to the Chinese Communist Party.
Here is how “The Mooch” spent his short-lived but extremely colorful time as Trump’s chief spokesperson.
DAY 1: Scaramucci gets the job
On July 21, Trump announced that Scaramucci would be replacing ousted Sean Spicer as the White House’s official communications director. The choice to go with a bombastic Wall Street financier sent ripples of shock and doubt throughout political circles. Scaramucci, meanwhile, held an immediate press conference in which he promised to be transparent and work well with reporters.
Day 2: Fighting ‘media bias’
One day after he was hired, Scaramucci resorted to some of the same tactics as his predecessor Spicer — he gave an interview in which he praised Breitbart for its Trump coverage and slammed other outlets for their “media bias.”
Day 3: Tweet purge
Immediately after getting hired, Scaramucci deleted many of his old tweets. Not long after, he justified the decision by saying things he wrote and thought before he became communications director were “a distraction” from his current role promoting Trump’s agenda.