News broke late Thursday night that President Trump is expected to announce Wall Street financier Anthony Scaramucci as the new White House communications director.
Scaramucci expected to be named comms director in coming days – open question whether Priebus tries to stop it.
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) July 21, 2017
Axios reports that Trump’s plans to appoint Scaramucci came as a surprise to Chief of Staff Reince Priebus. The president has left the communications director position open since Mike Dubke resigned in May – and he’s reportedly unhappy with Sean Spicer’s performance in the role:
Scaramucci is currently working at the Export-Import Bank but he’s expected to leave that administration post to take the communications director job. Spicer has been handling the communications director’s duties since Dubke left. The President has frequently disparaged Spicer’s performance to friends and associates, but he does that with many of his staff. He also says Spicer is a “nice guy,” who gets unfairly beaten up by the press. Spicer is expected to stay on, though it’s unclear how his responsibilities will fit alongside Scaramucci’s.
Scaramucci is a major Republican donor who fundraised for Scott Walker and Jeb Bush during the primaries and later supported Trump during the general election campaign. He’s a longtime friend of Sean Hannity and frequently appears on Fox News.
— Fox News (@FoxNews) July 21, 2017
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