President Donald Trump's wife and daughter may have been deciding factors in ousting Anthony Scaramucci's short reign as the White House communications director.
Melania and Ivanka Trump were reportedly disgusted by the foul language that Scarmucci used in a conversation with a New Yorker reporter, according to anonymous sourced cited by NBC News.
As quoted in a New Yorker article, Scaramucci unleashed a vulgar tirade against other members of the president's inner circle, including Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and Chief White House Strategist Steve Bannon.
According to the New Yorker article, Scaramucci called Priebus a "f****** paranoid schizophrenic," accusing him of leaking news to the media about the dinner Scaramucci had with the president and Fox News host Sean Hannity, along with former Fox News president Bill Shine and the first lady.
“I’ll get to the person who leaked that to you," he added. "Reince Priebus -- if you want to leak something -- he’ll be asked to resign very shortly.”
Regarding Bannon, Scaramucci said: “I’m not Steve Bannon, I’m not trying to suck my own c**k. I’m not trying to build my own brand off the f****ng strength of the president. I’m here to serve the country.”
Priebus promptly resigned, and was replaced by four-star Marine General John Kelly, who in turn fired Scaramucci on July 31, just days after the New Yorker article was published
"Anthony Scaramucci will be leaving his role as White House Communications Director," the White House said in a brief statement. "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."
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders added: "The president certainly felt that Anthony's comments were inappropriate for someone in that position, and he didn't want to burden Gen. Kelly also with that line of succession."
Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kusher, had initially pushed the president to hire Scaramucci, anticipating that it would lead to the departure of Priebus and former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, reports The New York Times.
The president was reportedly initially pleased by Scaramucci’s foul-mouthed remarks about Priebus and Bannon, but he changed his view when they began receiving too much negative media attention .
Both Ivanka and Kushner supported Kelly and his move to dismiss Scaramucci, according to an NBC source.
Ultimately, no one on the president's senior staff objected to Scaramucci's firing.