At the start of the new year, rumors swirled that Anthony Scaramucci, the former White House communications director who exited the White House after a mere 10 days, would be rejoining President Trump in the West Wing.
The Daily Beast ran a story, saying Scaramucci had been claiming that the president and Ivanka Trump missed him and wanted him back in the administration.
"Three sources close to Scaramucci have independently told The Daily Beast that the Mooch continues to brag that he and President Donald Trump talk on the phone, and that the Mooch believes his resurrection in Trump-world could be imminent," claimed The Beast. "One of these sources said that the Mooch claimed he was flying out to either Washington, D.C. or Mar-a-Lago early this month to meet Trump to talk about it."
The White House press office did not respond to requests for comment on the rumor, said the news outlet. Scaramucci also denied the reports.
“[T]his is absolute nonsense,” he said in text messages to The Daily Beast. “Happy new year [and] be well. I have said nothing like that at all…Don’t believe BS.”
Later, he replied to the report on his Twitter. He made it very clear that the story was far from the truth.
"Don’t believe fake news. No standards left in journalism anymore. All anonymous sources. @thedailybeast this week’s fake news award."
Later, he said he'd be back in the White House when New York Times writer Ken Vogel wins the Pulitzer. Vogel had sent out a tweet referencing The Daily Beast story earlier in the day.
It seems Scaramucci won't be back in the White House anytime soon. He reportedly has big plans for 2018, but they won't include politics.