Politics 10 DAYS: Anthony Scaramucci's wild ride in the Trump administration

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Only 10 days after he was hired as President Donald Trump's communications director, Anthony Scaramucci is unexpectedly out of a job.

White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci speaks to members of the media outside the White House in Washington, Tuesday, July 25, 2017. play

White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci speaks to members of the media outside the White House in Washington, Tuesday, July 25, 2017.

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Only 10 days after he was hired as President Donald Trump's communications director, Anthony Scaramucci is unexpectedly out of a job.

Even though he was eventually let go at the urging of chief of staff John Kelly, the former communications director managed to cause quite a stir in his brief time at the White House — whether through his expletive-laden rant against White House "leakers" or his $180 million conflict of interest with a company that has ties to the Chinese Communist Party.

Here is how "The Mooch" spent his short-lived but extremely colorful time as Trump's chief spokesperson.

DAY 1: Scaramucci gets the job

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New White House Communications Director Scaramucci addresses daily briefing at the White House in Washington

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On July 21, Trump announced that Scaramucci would be replacing ousted Sean Spicer as the White House's official communications director. The choice to go with a bombastic Wall Street financier sent ripples of shock and doubt throughout political circles. Scaramucci, meanwhile, held an immediate press conference in which he promised to be transparent and work well with reporters.



Day 2: Fighting 'media bias'

Day 2: Fighting 'media bias' play

Day 2: Fighting 'media bias'

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One day after he was hired, Scaramucci resorted to some of the same tactics as his predecessor Spicer — he gave an interview in which he praised Breitbart for its Trump coverage and slammed other outlets for their "media bias."



Day 3: Tweet purge

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Family drama reached a peak

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Immediately after getting hired, Scaramucci deleted many of his old tweets. Not long after, he justified the decision by saying things he wrote and thought before he became communications director were "a distraction" from his current role promoting Trump's agenda.



Day 4: $180 million conflict

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White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci speaks to members of the media outside the White House in Washington, Tuesday, July 25, 2017.

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Four days into his career as Trump's communications director, details about Scaramucci's investments started to resurface in the news. Earlier that year, Scaramucci announced that he would be selling his firm, SkyBridge Capital, to Chinese investors that included a group with strong ties to China's Communist Party. The deal put Scaramucci at a direct conflict of interest with the White House.

On the same day, Scaramucci's ex-wife gave birth to the couple's second child — which Scaramucci missed due to attending a Boy Scouts jamboree with Trump.



Day 5: Bro talk on CNN

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Anthony Scaramucci.

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In a Sunday CNN "State of the Union" interview, Scaramucci said that his new press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, should "continue to use the hair and makeup person." Even though he later justified his remark by using the hashtag #humor, his words caused one of the first major stirs in Scaramucci's brief time as communications director.



Day 6: Sanders strikes back

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

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On Monday, Sanders struck back at Scaramucci's claims by saying "he was able to go ahead and get his hair and makeup done."



Day 7: ''They'll all be fired by me'

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Anthony Scaramucci on CNN with Chris Cuomo making controversial claims

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"They'll all be fired by me," Scaramucci told New Yorker reporter Ryan Lizza in an expletive-laden interview that attacked numerous members of Trump's team on July 27. He went on to lash out against "leakers" after Lizza had tweeted that Scaramucci had had dinner at the White House, which Scaramucci called a leak.

Scaramucci then said that former Chief of Staff Reince Priebus would be "asked to resign very shortly."

"I’m not Steve Bannon, I’m not trying to suck my own c--- ...," Scaramucci went on to tell Lizza. "I’m not trying to build my own brand off the f------ strength of the President."



Day 8: The rant ripples

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Anthony Scaramucci.

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Scaramucci's rant — along with his suggestions that the FBI investigate Trump's rivals — caused serious ripples in the White House, where officials accused both him and Trump of attempting to exercise unprecedented control over the Department of Justice.

"All of the episodes are disconcerting," William Yeomans, a former deputy assistant attorney general who spent 26 years at the DOJ told Business Insider.

Sure enough, as Scaramucci promised the day before, Reince Priebus resigned as chief of staff to be replaced by John Kelly, formerly secretary of Homeland Security.



Day 9: Family drama

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Lewandowski says hello to reporters as he and Gorka, Manigault and Scaramucci accompany Trump for an event celebrating veterans at AMVETS Post 44 in Strutters, Ohio.

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At around the same time, news that Scaramucci's wife had reportedly filed for divorce because of his political intentions surfaced in the media.



Day 10: Republicans call for end to chaos

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Anthony Scaramucci.

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By July 30, Republicans were calling on new chief of staff John Kelly to rein in the chaos in the White House. Part of that chaos included the fallout from Scaramucci's rant to New Yorker's Lizza.



Day 11: The end.

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And then on July 31, Scaramucci was unexpectedly dismissed from his role as communications director — leaving many dumbstruck as to who would take his place.