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President Trump removed outspoken White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci after just 10 days in the West Wing.

Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci speaks during a interview with CNN at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, 25, 2017. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)
Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci speaks during a interview with CNN at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, 25, 2017. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)

Stunning moves at the White House yesterday, with General John Kelly in as chief of staff and Wall Street fast-talker – crude talker — Anthony Scaramucci out as director of communications after just 10 days on the job. What happened in that pressure cooker? Atlantic writer Molly Ball has the story and she’s here to share it. — Tom Ashbrook

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Molly Ball, staff writer at The Atlantic, covering U.S. politics. (@mollyesque)

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The Atlantic: The Final Humiliation of Reince Priebus — "Six years ago, a humble party hack from Kenosha, Wisconsin, took on the thankless job of turning around the Republican Party. As he exits the White House—battered, bruised, and humiliated—Reince Priebus argues he accomplished just what he set out to do."

New York Times: Trump Removes Anthony Scaramucci From Communications Director Role — "President Trump on Monday removed Anthony Scaramucci from his position as communications director, the White House announced, ousting him just days after Mr. Scaramucci unloaded a crude verbal tirade against other senior members of the president’s senior staff."

This segment aired on August 1, 2017.

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