Trump sacks new Media chief

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PV International Desk : White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci has been fired after fewer than 10 days in the post.

Scaramucci, a former Wall Street financier, had drawn criticism after calling a reporter to give a profanity-laced tirade against his colleagues.

Donald Trump’s chief of staff Reince Priebus and spokesman Sean Spicer both left their posts with his appointment.

The decision was made by Trump’s new chief of staff, Gen John Kelly, who was sworn in on Monday (July 31).

The president was also unhappy with Scaramucci’s performance, the White House confirmed.

Trump’s spokeswoman, Sarah Sanders, said the president thought Scaramucci’s comments to the reporter “were inappropriate for a person in that position”.

Perhaps it is the first sign of order being established, even if the brevity of Scaramucci’s tenure – he wasn’t officially set to begin until 15 August – will be a short-term embarrassment for the president.