On Monday, July 31st, Anthony “The Mooch” Scaramucci stepped down as the White House director of Communications after only 5 days on the job. He accepted the job on July 21st and officially started working on the 26th before resigning on the 31st. This is the shortest tenure ever by a White House communications director. Before the Mooch took over, the position had been vacant since May 2017.
Shortly after being hired, Scaramucci went on a tirade criticizing his colleagues, more specifically Reince Priebus, who was recently replaced by Gen. Kelly, and the current Chief Strategist, Steve Bannon. These three often disagreed on various approaches and policies.
This prompted Gen. Kelly and President Trump to have a discussion where they would agree that Scaramucci had become too much of a distraction. President Trump initially encouraged this approach before he was convinced that a change needed to be made.