President Trump will reportedly name Wall Street financier and long-time supporter Anthony Scaramucci as his new White House communications director, according to a new report.
reports that two sources familiar with the situation say that Trump will appoint the Republican donor to the post left vacant by Mike Dubke. Axios also reported that White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus wasn’t made aware of the appointment until after the arrangements were finalized.
Scaramucci is the founder of the global investment firm SkyBridge Capital. It was previously thought the hedge fund manager to lead the White House Office of Public Liaison and Intergovernmental Affairs under Trump, but the position.
He was also previously linked to the to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) but ultimately was not named to that post. He currently serves as a senior Vice President at the U.S. Export-Import Bank.
The position of communications director has been vacant since late May when . He had only been on the job for three months when he submitted his resignation.
“I want to thank Mike Dubke for his service to President Trump and this administration,” White House chief of staff Reince Priebus said in a statement at the time. “We appreciate Mike and are very grateful for his service to President Trump and our country.”