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White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci has been fired by President Donald Trump just 11 days into his tenure in this year’s season of The White House Apprentice.
Trump called Scaramucci into the Oval Office earlier this morning local time and loudly declared he was fired in front of shocked onlookers.
“You’re fired!” shouted Trump.
A short pause followed as the President typically does two or three different takes just for safety.
Looking around for his producer, Trump then turned back toward Scaramucci and shouted that he was fired once again.
“Ah,” said Scaramucci. “I don’t know what’s going on, Mr President.”
“I don’t know what’s going on, Mr President. Are you being serious right now or are you just joshing me?”
The President then called cut himself before getting up to use the washroom.
About a dozen or so White House officials and media representatives were left gobsmacked as Mr Scaramucci shuffled out of the room with his sunglasses clutched in his right hand.
Mr Trump was later heard shouting at himself in the lavatory adjacent to the Oval Office while the rest of his closest allies in the room stared at the floor.
More to come.