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BREAKING: 'The Mooch' is out as White House communications director
White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci is reportedly out after just ten days on the job. (Image source: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

BREAKING: 'The Mooch' is out as White House communications director

Anthony Scaramucci, known as "the Mooch," is out as White House communications director just 10 days after starting the job, multiple media outlets are now reporting.

It was not immediately clear whether Scaramucci will retain a different White House job. However, Fox News reported that Scaramucci will return to his previous post at the Export-Import Bank. The White House has not yet released any details.

News of the latest White House staff shakeup came on the same day that former Department of Homeland Security Secretary Gen. John Kelly began his tenure as White House chief of staff. Former Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus resigned as White House chief of staff Friday after just six months on the job.

The New York Times reported that the decision to remove Scaramucci as communications director came at Kelly's request. President Donald Trump was reported to have given Kelly "full authority" upon him assuming the reins of day-to-day operations at the White House.

Scaramucci went on a profanity-laced tirade late last week during an interview with the New Yorker's Ryan Lizza. Scaramucci also vowed to get to the bottom of White House leaks, saying that he would fire everyone in the White House communications shop, with the exception of press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, if he had to.

On Monday morning, Trump took to Twitter to say that there is "no [White House] chaos."

Editor's note: This is a breaking news story. Further updates will be added.

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