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Anthony Scaramucciwas removed as Donald Trump's communications director on Monday, ending a tumultuous eleven days in the role.
The president made the decision following a request from John Kelly, the new White House chief of staff, who insiders said wanted to make clear he was in charge.
"A great day at the White House!" Mr Trump tweeted.
In a statement, the White House said: "Mr Scaramucci felt it was best to give Chief of Staff John Kelly a clean slate and the ability to build his own team. We wish him all the best."
Mr Kelly, the widely-respected former retired US Marine Corps general and former commander of United States Southern Command, was sworn in as chief of staff on Monday.
'There's a new sheriff in town'
The speed with which he apparently brought about the removal of Mr Scaramucci suggested he was keen to assert order quickly.
"Kelly is already changing the culture here," one White House aide reportedly said, adding there was "no way" he could work with Mr Scaramucci.
"There's a new sheriff in town," said Barry Bennett, a former Trump campaign adviser.
Mr Kelly summoned Mr Scaramucci to his office on Monday morning and fired him on the spot, an official told Reuters. It was one of Mr Kelly's first acts as chief of staff.
Mr Scaramucci was escorted from the White House grounds, becoming yet another high-ranking official to leave an administration that is barely beyond the six-month mark. He was the third person to hold the communications director title in that time.
The brash, New York financier was widely criticised for unleashing a foul-mouthed rant against both Mr Priebus and Steve Bannon, Mr Trump's chief strategist.
During an interview with a New Yorker journalist, Mr Scaramucci threatened to fire the entire White House communications team over the alleged leak of a dinner he attended at the White House.
He described Mr Priebus as a "paranoid schizophrenic, a paranoiac". And added that he wanted to "------- kill all the leakers". His profanity-laden comments about Mr Bannon were criticised across the political spectrum.
He said afterwards: "I sometimes use colourful language. I will refrain in this arena but not give up the passionate fight for [Mr Trump's] agenda."
Although Mr Trump was reported to have "loved" the outburst, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders told reporters after his dismissal: "The president certainly felt that Anthony's comments were inappropriate for a person in that position".
The president tweeted earlier on Monday there was "No WH chaos", and pointed to new job and wage figures.
Highest Stock Market EVER, best economic numbers in years, unemployment lowest in 17 years, wages raising, border secure, S.C.: No WH chaos!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 31, 2017
A great day at the White House!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 31, 2017
Trump officials were hopeful last night that Mr Scaramucci's removal and the presence of the authoritative Mr Kelly in the West Wing could end the sense of chaos within the communications department.
"General Kelly has the full authority to operate within the White House, and all staff will report to him," said Ms Sanders. "That includes everybody at the White House."
During the swearing-in ceremony, Mr Trump confidently predicted the 67-year-old combat veteran - one of a group Mr Trump has dubbed "my generals" - will do a "spectacular job".
"I predict that General Kelly will go down as, in terms of the position of chief of staff, one of the great(est) ever," Mr Trump said.
"What he has done in terms of homeland security is record-shattering, if you look at the border, if you look at the tremendous results we've had."
Unparalleled turnover of staff
The billionaire Republican has parted ways with a number of top officials beyond Mr Priebus and Mr Scaramucci, including his national security advisor, deputy national security advisor and FBI director, among others - an unparalleled turnover for such a young presidency.
The departure of Mr Scaramucci followed one of the rockiest weeks of Trump's presidency in which a major Republican effort to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system failed in Congress.
Republicans fear that staff chaos at the White House could derail any attempt to revive efforts to repeal and replace the Obamacare healthcare law and a plan to overhaul the U.S. tax system.
Aside from domestic challenges, Mr Trump is weighing how to respond to North Korea's latest missile test - a sore point between Washington and Beijing. Trump has been critical of China, North Korea's closest ally, saying it should do more to rein in Pyongyang.
He is also dealing with several investigations into allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election, and has been frustrated that the probes are also looking into potential collusion by his campaign.
Moscow rejects the charge it tried to swing the election in Trump's favour, and Trump denies his campaign had anything to do with such interference.
Harvard apologises for erroneously listingScaramucci as dead
Harvard Law School has apologised for erroneously listing ousted White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci as dead in a new alumni directory, AP reports.
Scaramucci is a 1989 graduate of the Cambridge, Massachusetts, school. A directory mailed to alumni this week included an asterisk by his name indicating he had died.
A statement from the law school apologises for the error and says it will be corrected in future editions. It doesn't provide an explanation for the error.
The directory is published every five years and is available only to alumni of the Ivy League law school.
John Kelly will have 'full authority' to bring structure and discipline to the White House
The White House says Mr Trump's new chief of staff will have "full authority" to bring structure and discipline to the White House.
Spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said all West Wing staff will report to John Kelly, Mr Trump's former Homeland Security Secretary, who was sworn in on Monday as the new chief of staff.
'Kelly wanted more structure, less of Game of Thrones'
Source adds: Kelly wanted "more structure, less of Game of Thrones." https://t.co/ieZNbe2qrP— Jackie Alemany (@JaxAlemany) July 31, 2017
'What matters to us is not who is employed in the White House but who is employed in the rest of the country'
Sarah Huckabee Sanders, White House press secretary, has said the president felt Mr Scaramucci's comments quoted in the New Yorker article were "inappropriate". She said his removal was a "mutual" decision and that the president had full faith in Mr Kelly.:
What matters to us is not who is employed in the White House but who is employed in the rest of the country. We are going to continue to focus on creating jobs.
White House: President Trump felt that Scaramucci's comments "were inappropriate for a person in that position" https://t.co/pNp9vXG9Na— CNN (@CNN) July 31, 2017
Sean Spicer delivered Scaramucci statement
Sean Spicer, the outgoing press secretary who resigned in protest at the appointment of Mr Scaramucci last Friday, put out the official statement on Mr Scaramucci's removal:
Anthony Scaramucci will be leaving his role as White House Communications Director. Mr. Scaramucci felt it was best to give Chief of Staff John Kelly a clean slate and the ability to build his own team. We wish him all the best.
Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump 'supported the decision to remove Mr Scaramucci'
Jared Kushner, Mr Trump's son-in-law, and Ivanka Trump, his daughter, supported the decision to remove Mr Scaramucci, reports said.
They had also supported his appointment only 11 days previously, and Ms Trump was with her father when Mr Scaramucci was interviewed for the job.
Mr Trump was said to have consulted allies outside the White House over the weekend before making the decision.
Mr Kelly was said to have decided to ask for the resignation of Mr Scaramucci several days ago because he did not represent the way he wanted the White House to function.
Scaramucci 'escorted off White House property'
CNN reports that Mr Scaramucci was "essentially escorted off the White House property".
John Kelly ' appears in good spirits'
As the news of Mr Scaramucci's resignation broke, Mr Kelly was in the East Room of the White House with Mr Trump for a military medal ceremony.
He chatted with Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin. A White House pool reporter said: "He has been smiling and appears in good spirits."