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The White House said Trump found Anthony Scaramucci's comments 'inappropriate'


Updated July 31, 2017 04:03 PM EDT

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Updated July 31, 2017 04:31 PM EDT

Sanders later on during Monday's briefing refused to elaborate on what Trump found distasteful about Scaramucci's explosive New Yorker interview last week.

"I said he found it inappropriate for a person in that position," she said when asked about Trump's past use of "salty" language himself. "I don't think it's complicated to understand that the president found the comments inappropriate."

"We're focused on creating a strong economy and jobs outside this building," Sanders added.

Sanders additionally suggested Trump's administration does not expect any changes to the president's Cabinet in the future.

"There are no conversations about any Cabinet members moving in any capacity," she said.

Updated July 31, 2017 04:23 PM EDT

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders on Monday said that President Trump found former communications director Anthony Scaramucci's profanity-laden interview last week "inappropriate."

"Look, the president certainly felt that Anthony's comments were inappropriate for a person in that position," she said at a White House press briefing.

"And he didn't want to burden Gen. Kelly with that line of succession," she added, referencing incoming White House Chief of Staff John Kelly.

"I'm not going to go into the process, the tick-tock," Sanders said. "As we've said several times before, we're not focused on who's employed in the White House but who is employed out in the country."

Sanders added that Scaramucci does not have an additional White House role at this time, also noting that Kelly has "full authority" from Trump to run the White House and all its staff.

"We'll let you know when we have any personnel changes to make on that front," she said of the communications director position.

Updated July 31, 2017 03:57 PM EDT

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) made light of Scaramucci's brief tenure as White House communications director.

Updated July 31, 2017 03:27 PM EDT

The White House issued a statement Monday afternoon confirming that Anthony Scaramucci "will be leaving his role as White House Communications Director."

"Mr. Scaramucci felt it was best to give Chief of Staff John Kelly a clean slate and the ability to build his own team," the statement from the Office of the Press Secretary read. "We wish him all the best."

President Trump has opted to remove Anthony Scaramucci as White House communications director, as first reported by The New York Times.

Scaramucci's removal comes 10 days after his appointment to the role, a move which caused significant shakeups in Trump's White House.

The New York Times reported Monday that new White House chief of staff John Kelly requested Scaramucci's ouster, three people close to the decision told the newspaper.

Kelly reportedly made clear to White House staff members that he will be in charge there following Trump's announcement he would be chief of staff last Friday.

The Times reported that it is not clear whether Scaramucci will remain at the White House in another position or if he will leave Trump's administration entirely.

Some Twitter users on Monday voiced joy that Scaramucci, a former Wall Street financier, is already out of Trump’s White House.

Other people on the social media platform made light of Scaramucci’s brief tenure in Trump’s administration.

ABC News reported Monday that Scaramucci offered his resignation to Trump only days after his hiring earlier this month.

Scaramucci’s addition to the White House immediately caused turmoil, with former White House press secretary Sean Spicer resigning after reportedly disagreeing with the hiring.

Former White House chief of staff Reince Priebus was ousted from his position last Friday, meanwhile, and then replaced with Kelly.

Trump abruptly announced the shift on Twitter that afternoon, ending Priebus’ tenure at 189 days, the shortest of any White House chief of staff in history.

Kelly, a retired four-star Marine Corps general, was serving as Trump’s Homeland Security secretary before Friday’s announcement.

Priebus reportedly strongly objected to Scaramucci’s hiring, leading to additional tensions between Trump’s White House staff.

Scaramucci publicly derided Priebus during a profane interview last week, calling him a “f----- paranoid schizophrenic” and vowing he would be asked to “resign shortly.”

Priebus, who previously served as chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC), had reportedly been on fragile ground with Trump for several weeks before his exit.

The former RNC chairman reportedly took much of the blame for struggles with Trump’s legislative agenda.

Trump has faced difficulty scoring lawmaking victories on Capitol Hill, with GOP-majorities in both chambers of Congress failing on some of his priorities such as health care reform.

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