Anthony Scaramucci, incoming White House communications director, said Tuesday night that he will not immediately be "firing any more people" from the communications department.
"There are rumors that I'm firing more people," but "I'm not firing any more people" at least "for now," Scaramucci told reporters traveling back to Washington, D.C., from President Trump's rally in Ohio.
But, he added, "If the leaks continue then I've got to let everybody go."
Scaramucci also talked about the prospect of a "restructure" of the communications department.
Earlier Tuesday, White House senior assistant press secretary Michael Short resigned from his position, after Scaramucci said he was planning to dismiss Short.
Speaking with reporters outside the White House, Scaramucci said he was upset that his plans to fire White House staffers had been leaked to the press, starting with his intention to remove Short.
"The fact that you guys know about it before he does really upsets me as a human being and as a Roman Catholic," Scaramucci said.