Anthony Scaramucci held the position of White House Communications Director for only 10 days before he was removed on Monday, July 31, 2017. Retired General John Kelly, the White House Chief of Staff, suggested that President Donald Trump remove Scaramucci from his position. That was Kelly's first official act in his new position.

Hours after Kelly was sworn in on Monday morning, he met with staffers. He let them know that he intends to bring order and discipline to the West Wing and all employees will report to him instead of going directly to President Donald Trump.

Short-lived job

The 53-year-old New York financier joined the West Wing staff on July 21 against the wishes of former press secretary Sean Spicer but on the recommendations of Trump's advisors Ivanka Trump and husband Jared Kusner. Spicer had said he would leave in August. The former chief of staff Reince Priebus also resigned and was replaced by John Kelly.

Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders reported on Monday that Scaramucci left his job because he thought it was best to give the new chief of staff a clean slate so he could select his own team. That's exactly what Sean Spicer said about his resignation when Scaramucci came on board.

Third director

Scaramucci is not the first communications director during Donald Trump's administration.

He was the third person in that position. Mike Dubke was on the job three months before he left it last May. Sean Spicer took on some of the communications director's duties before he resigned. Nobody knows who will fill that vacant position.

The removal of the third director of communications came days after he made vulgar remarks to The New Yorker reporter Ryan Lizza about the former chief of staff Reince Priebus and former White House strategist Steve Bannon.

Political and personal woes

A person tweeted that Anthony got hired, was served with divorce papers, had a new baby, and got fired all in a matter of ten days. His job as communications director was the shortest ever. Jack Koehler worked in that position for 11 days during Ronald Reagan's administration.

Page Six reported that Scaramucci's second wife, Deidre Ball, 38, filed for divorce on July 6.

While Ball was giving birth on July 24, the father was at the Boy Scouts Jamboree with President Trump in West Virginia. He congratulated his estranged wife through a text. He met his 5 pound, 13 ounce son, James, four days later.