Scaramucci resigns as White House communications director

Resignation comes 11 days into job

WASHINGTON – Anthony Scaramucci is out as White House communications director after just 11 days on the job.

"Mr. Scaramucci felt it was best to give chief of staff John Kelly a clean slate and the ability to build his own team," a statement from the White House said Monday. "We wish him all the best."

Scaramucci has been in the spotlight since he was first announced as communications director earlier this month.

The New Yorker magazine published an interview Thursday in which Scaramucci went on a profanity-laden tirade against Reince Priebus, then-chief of staff.

Kelly, a retired general and previous Homeland Security secretary, was sworn into his new job Monday morning.