Anthony Scaramucci Expected to be Named as White House Communications Director

The Trump administration is expected to name former Trump transition team official Anthony Scaramucci as White House communications director, four sources in and close to the White House told NBC News Thursday.

The news of the expected appointment was first reported by Axios. A White House official said the move is expected to be announced Friday. Scaramucci did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

A different White House official described Scaramucci to NBC News as a “total professional” with the respect of President Donald Trump. Scaramucci was a supporter of Trump’s during the campaign, dealing with fundraising and appearing on cable TV as a frequent defender of the president.

Prior to throwing his support behind Trump, Scaramucci was a Scott Walker and then a Jeb Bush booster.

Scaramucci met with Trump and his daughter Ivanka in the Oval Office on Thursday where Trump offered him the job, a source with knowledge of the situation said. The source said Trump has known Scaramucci for years and likes him.

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SOURCE: NBC News, Ali Vitali and Katy Tur