BREAKING NOW: According to the New York Times, and confirmed by Fox News, President Trump has fired Scaramucci as communications director at the White House.
President Trump has decided to remove Anthony Scaramucci from his position as communications director, three people close to the decision said Monday, relieving him just days after Mr. Scaramucci unloaded a crude verbal tirade against other senior members of the president’s senior staff.
Mr. Scaramucci’s abrupt removal came just 10 days after the wealthy New York financier was brought on to the West Wing staff, a move that convulsed an already chaotic White House and led to the departures of Sean Spicer, the former press secretary, and Reince Priebus, the president’s first chief of staff.
The decision to remove Mr. Scaramucci, who had boasted about reporting directly to the president not the chief of staff, John F. Kelly, came at Mr. Kelly’s request, the people said. Mr. Kelly made clear to members of the White House staff at a meeting Monday morning that he is in charge.
It was not clear whether Mr. Scaramucci will remain employed at the White House in another position or will leave altogether.
We asked DML readers last week if Scaramucci should be removed from his position. More than 40% said no. With 35% saying yes. See poll here.
Dennis Michael Lynch said about the firing, “The minute Americans heard Scaramucci, they either hated or loved him. I knew he was a schmoozer, but I said lets give him a try. It took less than 5 days for me to realize this guy was poison. So happy he is gone. Let’s clean the White House of those people who make this administration look chaotic.”
Anthony Scaramucci (born January 6, 1964), also known as “The Mooch“, is an American political figure and financier. On July 21, 2017 Scaramucci was named to serve as the White House Communications Director.
Scaramucci began his career at Goldman Sachs, where he worked from 1989 to 1996 and held positions in its Investment Banking, Equities, and Private Wealth Management divisions. Scaramucci left Goldman in 1996 to launch Oscar Capital Management with his colleague Andrew Boszhardt. In 2005, Scaramucci founded global investment firm SkyBridge Capital.
Scaramucci was born into an Italian-American, Roman Catholic family on January 6, 1964, on Long Island, New York, the son of Alexander and Marie DeFeo Scaramucci, and had a middle-class upbringing. His grandfather, Alessandro Scaramucci, emigrated to the USA from Gualdo Tadino, Italy. His father was a construction worker. Scaramucci has an older brother, David, and a sister, Susan.
He graduated in 1982 from Paul D. Schreiber Senior High School in Port Washington, where he served as student council president. He earned a B.A. in Economics from Tufts University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. Scaramucci credits his time and education at Harvard Law School as a springboard for his successful career.
After graduating from law school, Scaramucci began his career at Goldman Sachs, where he worked from 1989 to 1996 and held positions in its Investment Banking, Equities, and Private Wealth Management divisions.
Oscar Capital Management
After being hired, fired, and rehired in a single year, Scaramucci left Goldman in 1996 to launch Oscar Capital Management with his colleague Andrew Boszhardt. In 2001, Oscar Capital was sold to Neuberger Berman, and upon Neuberger Berman’s sale to Lehman Brothers in 2003, Scaramucci served as a managing director in the firm’s Investment Management division.
In 2005, Scaramucci founded SkyBridge Capital, a global alternative investment firm. Scaramucci was the chairman of the SkyBridge Alternatives “SALT” Conference, launched in 2009 and held in Las Vegas every spring.
In 2011, Scaramucci received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award New York Award in the Financial Services category, and in 2016 was ranked #85 in Worth magazine’s “Power 100: The 100 Most Powerful People in Global Finance”.
In May 2014, SkyBridge licensed the rights to Wall Street Week, a financial television news program formerly hosted by Louis Rukeyser on PBS, installing Scaramucci as host. Broadcast rights were transferred to Fox Broadcasting Company in 2016.
On January 17, 2017, SkyBridge announced a majority stake sale to RON Transatlantic EG and HNA Capital (U.S.) Holding, a Chinese conglomerate with close ties to China’s Communist Party; with the announcement, Scaramucci stepped down from his co-management role and ended his affiliation with SkyBridge and SALT
Scaramucci has three children from his marriage to first wife, Lisa Miranda; they separated in 2011 after 23 years of marriage, and their divorce was finalized in 2014.
Scaramucci’s second marriage was to Deidre Ball. Deidre worked in investor relations for SkyBridge Capital until Scaramucci sold the firm. The couple first dated in 2011 and married on July 11, 2014, after having their first child together in early 2014. She filed for divorce from Scaramucci in early July 2017 when she was eight months pregnant with their second child. Deidre, 38, gave birth to their second child on July 24, 2017, two weeks before its due date, while Scaramucci was in West Virginia accompanying President Trump at a Boy Scouts Jamboree.
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