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Scaramucci sets a new record for shortest Trump admin posting

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Mike Flynn was out after just 23 days. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

You thought Sean Spicer and Reince Priebus were out quick after just six months on the job. And former national security adviser Mike Flynn, out after just 23 days, seemed sure to win the prize in this category.

But no. Meet Anthony Scaramucci, who after is being removed as White House communications director just 10 days after his hire was first announced.

Scaramucci's departure comes just 10 days after President Trump announced he was hiring him as communications director, and it was Trump's new chief of staff, John Kelly, who requested he be removed.

Tom Rogan wrote here the other day that former Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly would be a great pick as Trump's new chief of staff, but only if Trump gives him the power that he needs -- something Priebus lacked throughout his tenure amid a constant power struggle between various Trump lieutenants.

The removal of Scaramucci at Kelly's insistence is the clearest sign yet that Trump really is empowering Kelly. Perhaps he has embraced the idea that a more conventional White House power structure really is the best practice. Surely, Kelly demanded this sort of power as a condition of taking the job, and that was smart of him.