Trump Fires Scaramucci After 10 Days

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.

via CBC

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Alfonso Esparza

Alfonso Esparza

Senior Currency Analyst at Market Pulse
Alfonso Esparza specializes in macro forex strategies for North American and major currency pairs. Upon joining OANDA in 2007, Alfonso Esparza established the MarketPulseFX blog and he has since written extensively about central banks and global economic and political trends. Alfonso has also worked as a professional currency trader focused on North America and emerging markets. He has been published by The MarketWatch, Reuters, the Wall Street Journal and The Globe and Mail, and he also appears regularly as a guest commentator on networks including Bloomberg and BNN. He holds a finance degree from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) and an MBA with a specialization on financial engineering and marketing from the University of Toronto.
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