Trump names new White House communications director

2017-07-21 20:28
New York financier Anthony Scaramucci  at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. (Michel Euler, AP File)

New York financier Anthony Scaramucci at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. (Michel Euler, AP File)

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Washington - US President Donald Trump on Friday tapped Anthony Scaramucci to be his new communications director, part of an effort to reset his embattled White House.

Although no final announcement has been made, a source familiar with deliberations told AFP Trump had settled on the decision.

Scaramucci was seen in the West Wing of the White House on Friday, preparing to address communications staff.

The high-powered post has been empty since the previous communications director Mike Dubke resigned in May.

White House spokesperson Sean Spicer is said to have quit, apparently in opposition to Scaramucci appointment. 

News of Spicer's abrupt resignation came as Trump faced mounting pressure from a special investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 US presidential elections.

Read more on:    donald trump  |  anthony scaramucci  |  sean spicer  |  us
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