That's according to two people with knowledge of the situation who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations. However both parties insisted there is no bad blood between them. The news was later confirmed by the White House.
The president had said he meant to appoint Scaramucci as director of the White House Office of Public Liaison and Intergovernmental Affairs, but administration officials said soon afterward that Scaramucci would not assume that role and they would seek another position for him.
He made it clear that he did not think that the administration was on the wrong track, but that its message was not being communicated. Scaramucci's appointment to the role happened much to this displeasure of White House chief of staff Reince Priebus. However, Scaramucci reportedly did not discharge his duties due to the pending sale of his hedge fund.
What we did see of Spicer as White House Press Secretary was underwhelming, to say the least.
From the start, Spicer and other Trump aides sought to shake up the status quo in White House dealings with the media, including cutting back daily televised news briefings and replacing them with audio briefings only.
Prior to throwing his support behind Trump, Scaramucci was a Scott Walker and then a Jeb Bush booster.
Elsewhere in the White House, officials reportedly said Trump adviser Steve Bannon was fiercely against the hiring, but when asked about any potential trouble, Scaramucci simply said "he's got a strong personality; I have a strong personality".
He also showed regret for calling Trump a "hack politician" on television in 2015, saying "I never should have said that about him".
Spicer's once-prominent public role at the White House had effectively diminished to next to nothing in the past few weeks.
"Comm is what Anthony does".
As an investigation into Trump campaign ties with Russian Federation deepened, the White House has become a pressure cooker of internal strife, exhaustion and palace intrigue. But he didn't end up getting the job.
He invited controversy from the beginning, attacking the news media in his debut appearance as press secretary for reporting what he called inaccurate crowd numbers at Trump's inauguration.
She portrayed Spicer as a hostile figure who tore through the briefing room on a portable podium, willing to attack the press.