New reports alleged that former White House communications director, Anthony Scaramucci, was not just relieved of his position within the Trump administration, but was escorted off of White House property.
Both CBS and CNN claimed that Scaramucci wasn't just "fired," but was escorted from the White House.
CBS White House reporter Jackie Alemany, after the news broke of Scaramucci's ouster, wrote on Twitter, "Anthony Scaramucci was escorted from White House grounds today after ouster, per source familiar with the scene."
Anthony Scaramucci was escorted from White House grounds today after ouster, per source familiar with the scene— Jackie Alemany (@JaxAlemany) July 31, 2017
Similarly, CNN's Jeff Zeleny claimed that he also had knowledge of Scaramucci's unceremonious removal from the White House and reported a similar story.
Speaking with CNN's Brooke Baldwin, Zeleny said:
“We are told by our producers, our team, that he was escorted off. That’s not necessarily unusual. If someone is no longer working here, he has no reason to be here. We are told he was escorted off the property earlier this afternoon. The question is what happens next?”
Zeleny also intimated that Scaramucci was removed from his position by new Chief of Staff John Kelly, who was displeased over Scaramucci's "lack of discipline."
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.
Monday morning saw Trump claim on Twitter that there is “no [White House] chaos.”