White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci was removed from the post on Monday (31 July) after just 10 days on the job and Twitter erupted with a slew of memes, merciless taunts and jokes. The news came just days after the former Wall Street financier's crude, foul-mouthed interview with a New Yorker reporter went viral last week.

In the tirade, Scaramucci ranted about other members of US President Donald Trump's staff including former White House chief of staff "Reince Priebus", whom he described as a "f**king paranoid schizophrenic", as well as chief strategist Steve Bannon.

Scaramucci's ouster came on the same day that former four-star Marine general and current Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly assumed his new role as Trump's chief of staff.

"Anthony Scaramucci will be leaving his role as White House communications director," White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement on Monday. "Mr Scaramucci felt it was best to give chief of staff John Kelly a clean slate and the ability to build his own team. We wish him all the best."

Scaramucci's hiring on 21 July also came at a tumultuous time for the White House as former White House press secretary Sean Spicer announced his resignation. Spicer reportedly told Trump that hiring Scaramucci was a major mistake.

Reacting to Scaramucci's dismissal, Republican strategist and CNN political commentator Ana Navarro tweeted: "Scaramucci got a book deal about his time at the White House. I'm hearing it's a one pager, with room to spare..."

Supernatural star Misha Collins tweeted: "To keep up with his staff's needs, @realdonaldtrump is renovating the West Wing to have all doors be "revolving."

Many people also shared different items that lasted longer than Scaramucci's brief tenure, from milk and common cold to sunburn and pimples.

"I've had periods that have lasted longer than #scaramucci," one person chimed.

Another Twitter user joked: "Looks like Scaramucci couldn't do the Fandango."

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Anthony Scaramucci was ousted from his position as White House communications director after just 10 days and the internet furiously mocked him for it Reuters/Joshua Roberts