He was spectacularly dumped as White House communications director after just 11 days in the job.

But that didn't mean Anthony Scaramucci's time wasn't filled with a lot of colour, a fair bit of swearing and a few personal sagas along the way.

Here's how the week and a half went down for the colourful and potty-mouthed wealthy financier, reports news.com.au.

1. He ignited civil war in the West Wing

The brash Wall Street executive didn't waste any time in making it clear he wanted to completely up-end the West Wing. He targeted big names in President Donald Trump's team, and from the start questioned whether anyone was truly loyal to the President.


"The President and I would like to tell everybody we have a very, very good idea who the senior leakers are in the White House," he said.

"The fish stinks from the head down. But I can tell you two fish that don't stink, that's me and the President."

2. He forced resignations

Before he was even officially hired, former White House spokesman Sean Spicer said he couldn't work with him, and told Trump he was walking. He probably made a wise decision, because as soon as he started, Scaramucci started his crusade against chief strategist Steve Bannon and then Chief of Staff Reince Priebus.

Priebus in particular was targeted, most spectacularly in a foul-mouthed tirade in the New Yorker. He quit the next day.

3. He swore... a lot

The New Yorker interview was extraordinary not only for the fact he openly declared war on his Chief of Staff - technically his boss - but the incredible attacking tone. In the phone call with the New Yorker's Ryan Lizza he said he was going to "f***ing kill all the leakers".

"Reince is a f***ing paranoid schizophrenic, a paranoiac," he said, referring to Priebus.

"I'm not Steve Bannon, I'm not trying to suck my own c**k."

4. 'All of them will be fired of me'

Scaramucci seemed to be under the impression that he had much more power than a normal White House communications director. He was clearly out to fire a lot of people, including assistant press secretary Michael Short. In an interview with Politico he confirmed his plans.

But when CNN contacted him for comment, Short didn't know anything about it and resigned before he was fired.


5. His wife filed for divorce

Scaramucci's personal life has also been in shambles. In the short period he was employed in the White House, he was also dumped by his wife Deidre Ball, reportedly because of his "naked political ambition".

According to the New York Post, she filed for divorce after three years of marriage, becoming fed up with his ruthless quest to get close to President Trump.

A post told Page Six: "She is tired of his naked ambition, which is so enormous that it left her at her wits' end."

6. He missed the birth of his son

The Mooch was already in the middle of a marriage breakdown when he took the White House job. But that wasn't all that was going on in his personal life.

His wife had demanded a divorce while she was nine months pregnant, the New York Post revealed.

When she gave birth a few days after he took the role, Scaramucci sent his wife a text saying: "Congratulations, I'll pray for our child" and didn't meet his son James until four days later.

Anthony Scaramucci was noted for his swearing and his attacking tone. Photo / AP
Anthony Scaramucci was noted for his swearing and his attacking tone. Photo / AP

7. He set records

Serving just 11 days in the job, July 21 to July 31, Scaramucci holds the shortest time in the post of any communications director in history, the Washington Post reported.

He was ousted just hours after Trump's new chief of staff, John Kelly, was sworn into office.

8. He deleted embarrassing tweets

Scaramucci was once a vocal critic of Trump.

While hosting Wall Street Week in 2015, he called Trump "another hack politician" who was "probably going to make (left-wing Democrat) Elizabeth Warren his vice-presidential nominee", the ABC reported.

Then on his second day in the White House, Scaramucci deleted a series of tweets where he took a swipe at Trump in 2012, calling him an "odd guy with no judgment."

He later said his past views shouldn't serve as a distraction and he served the POTUS.

Anthony Scaramucci was already in the middle of a marriage breakdown when he took the White House job. Photo / AP
Anthony Scaramucci was already in the middle of a marriage breakdown when he took the White House job. Photo / AP

9. He backtracked on criticism

During the 2016 election campaign, Scaramucci mocked Trump's business judgments and called him "an inherited money dude from Queens County", CNN reported.

At his first question-and-answer session at the White House last week, Scaramucci was forced to take those comments back.

"I should have never said that about him," he said. "I love the President."


10. He lost the confidence of the Trumps

It has been reported that initially key presidential advisers Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump were keen to bring Scaramucci in, as a way to force out Priebus.

The New York Times reports that by the weekend, the President, along with his daughter and son-in-law, had changed their mind about the destructive nature of Scaramucci, seeing him as a political liability and potential embarrassment.

In addition, new Chief of Staff John Kelly called the Mooch's comments "abhorrent and embarrassing for the president". The Washington Post reported Trump believed removing him was crucial to getting the White House back in order.

And in the words of the White House announcement, Scaramucci said he was leaving because he "felt it was best to give Chief of Staff John Kelly a clean slate and the ability to build his own team."

11. He was listed as dead

To top off his rough week and a half, Scaramucci was also wrongly declared dead.

He was listed as deceased in the new Harvard Law School alumni directory, the Washington Post reported.

An asterisk by his name indicated he was reported dead since the last directory was published in 2011.

It was unclear whether it was a prank or typo, but the school told the Post it was an error and would be corrected in subsequent editions.