President Donald Trump felt that former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci's profanity-laced comments to the New Yorker last week were "inappropriate," according to press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
Fox News correspondent John Roberts asked Huckabee Sanders at Monday's White House press briefing about the White House "chain of command" and whether Scaramucci's direct ties to Trump or his comments in the controversial New Yorker interview were why he had to leave his position earlier that day.
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Trump removed Scaramucci from his position just 10 days into the job. In the interview with the New Yorker, Scaramucci made vulgar comments about fellow senior White House officials.
"The president certainly felt that Anthony's comments were inappropriate for a person in that position," Huckabee Sanders said.
Huckabee Sanders also said that there was a desire not to "burden" Trump's new White House chief of staff, John Kelly, who had requested that Scaramucci be ousted, according to press reports.