You’re fired! The revolving door of ‘apprentices’ in Donald Trump’s White House
At least 6 high-profile White House officials have left the President’s administrationworld Updated: Aug 01, 2017 13:50 IST
Anthony Scaramucci was axed as White House communications director Monday, just 10 days after being named to the post and hours after Donald Trump installed a new chief of staff.
The 53-year-old New Yorker — whose profanity-laden rant against colleagues gained him global notoriety — was fired as four-star general John Kelly began his quest as chief of staff to impose order on an administration careening out of control.
Following is a list of high-profile sackings and resignations in administration headed by US President Donald Trump, who once made a catchphrase out of “You’re fired” while hosting a reality television show The Apprentice.
Federal Bureau of Information director
Trump abruptly fired Comey in May. He had been leading an investigation into the Trump 2016 presidential campaign’s possible collusion with Russia to influence the election outcome.
Trump fired Sally Yates, the acting attorney general, when refused to ask the justice department to defend Trump’s immigration ban. Yates, an Obama appointee who would have been replaced eventually, was also key to drawing the White House’s attention to national security adviser Michael Flynn’s apparent misrepresentations of conversations with Russia’s ambassador
National Security Adviser
Flynn resigned in February after disclosures that he discussed US sanctions on Russia with the Russian ambassador to the United States before Trump took office and misled vice president Mike Pence about the conversations.
President’s chief of staff
Priebus was replaced by John Kelly — who took charge this week — as Trump’s chief of staff on Friday. A confidant of the president, Reuters reported, said Trump had lost confidence in Priebus after major legislative items failed to pass the U.S. Congress. He resigned on July 29.
White House press secretary
Spicer stepped down on July 21 after Scaramucci was named the White House communications director, to whom he would need to report.
White House communications director
Dubke resigned in May amid criticism of at the White House over its communication strategy, in particular contradictions between the president and his press team. He was replaced by Scaramucci.