Anthony Scaramucci already finished as communications director

The Mooch has already been cut loose.

Anthony Scaramucci, the hot-headed honcho who became the White House communications director less than two weeks ago, left the job Monday.

The ouster came at the request of the new White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, who was sworn in just hours earlier, The New York Times reported. Scaramucci had boasted in recent days about how he planned to report directly to President Trump rather than Kelly.

The White House said Scaramucci wanted to give Kelly “a clean slate and the ability to build his own team.”

Mooching off the boss: Why Scaramucci’s a short-timer

Anthony Scaramucci.

Anthony Scaramucci.

(JOSHUA ROBERTS/REUTERS)

“We wish him all the best,” a statement from Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said.

Scaramucci’s exit brings a sudden end to a short tenure filled with foul-mouthed drama that wreaked havoc on the White House staff — and on Scaramucci’s personal life.

In the few days he worked in the White House, Scaramucci managed to wage war on several top Trump staffers, including former chief of staff Reince Priebus, who was pushed out on Friday. He also vowed to “fire everybody” on his demoralized communications team in a mission to stop leaks to the press.

Scaramucci is also the fourth person in the Trump administration to resign in its first six months, following Priebus, Flynn and former press secretary Sean Spicer. 

Scaramucci is also the fourth person in the Trump administration to resign in its first six months, following Priebus, Flynn and former press secretary Sean Spicer. 

(Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)

On Thursday, New Yorker reporter Ryan Lizza published a story about a phone call from Scaramucci that exploded into a vulgar tirade. Scaramucci called Priebus a “f—— paranoid schizophrenic” and said he wanted to “f—— kill all the leakers.” 

“I’m not Steve Bannon, I’m not trying to suck my own c—,” he said at one point, insulting Trump’s chief strategist and former campaign manager.

One day later, Scaramucci’s wife filed for divorce, citing her husband’s fixation on getting Trump’s approval. Scaramucci reportedly skipped the birth of his son days earlier to tag along with Trump at the Boy Scouts National Jamboree. 

It was not immediately clear if Scaramucci will stick around at the White House in another role.

He is now the second person in Trump’s brief administration to step down after less than a month. Former national security adviser Michael Flynn resigned in February after 24 days when reports revealed he secretly spoke with a Russian ambassador last year.

Scaramucci is also the fourth person in the Trump administration to resign in its first six months, following Priebus, Flynn and former press secretary Sean Spicer. 

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