Scaramucci: 'I'm Working on Being the Best Person I Can Be'

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August 1, 2017

One day after he was removed from his position as White House communications director, Anthony Scaramucci said that he is "working on being the best person I can be."

"So what are you going to do next, man?" a TMZ reporter asked Scaramucci, who was let go after just ten days in the White House. "You have a lot of money on the line, you have a big business, you have a new family. What are you going to work on next?"

"You know what I'm going to do next?" Scaramucci said to TMZ in a clip flagged by the Hill. "I'm working on being the best person I can be."

Scaramucci left his office on Monday, the same day that John Kelly was sworn in as White House chief of staff, taking over for Reince Priebus. Kelly, a retired four-star Marine general, had been serving as President Donald Trump's secretary of homeland security.

The former communications director also had some kind words for Kelly, despite rumors suggesting that he was the one who initiated the firing of Scaramucci.

"And I want chief of staff Kelly to have an unbelievable opportunity inside the White House," Scaramucci said.

The TMZ reporter also asked Scaramucci what his best advice would be for the person who takes the position of communications director after him.

"It's not appropriate for me to comment right now," Scaramucci said. "But I appreciate you being here because I know you have a job to do."