White House shake-up continues as communications director Scaramucci exits for a "clean slate"

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Scaramucci had a brief but eventful time in the White House (Source: Getty)

Anthony Scaramucci, Donald Trump's newly appointed communications director, has departed after 10 days in the job.

The White House confirmed the former New York hedge fund manager had left because he "felt it was best to give chief of staff John Kelly a clean slate and the ability to build his own team".

Trump swore Kelly in today as his new chief of staff following the departure of Reince Priebus last week.

Priebus left following a torrent of abuse from Scaramucci that was reported in the New Yorker.

It's been a chaotic week in Washington with a number of senior departures and bitter infighting within the Republican party. Some in the party have called on Kelly to bring discipline into the White House and stop the drama.

In a tweet earlier today, the President insisted there was "No WH chaos!"

US media has reported the decision to remove Scaramucci came from Kelly.

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