Well, that didn’t take long. Anthony Scaramucci is out. Looks like newly installed White House Chief of Staff Gen. John Kelly wasn’t having any of that nonsense around. And neither was President Trump, who was smart to quickly reverse his mistake.
Oh, and he was a liberal Democrat.
Frome White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders:
Anthony Scaramucci will be leaving his role as White House Communications Director. 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.
It’s significant that the announcement came from the press secretary and not the president. Trump was obviously furious with Scaramucci for the incredibly stupid, vile, and strange things he said to reporter Ryan Lizza, who frankly did the country a service by choosing to publish what the Mooch told him instead of holding onto it in order to keep a highly placed source, which some reporters would have done.
He was Uriah Heep, unctuously ingratiating himself with the president by trying to say all the things he knew Trump wanted to hear, like firing everyone who leaked. And now he can go peddle his obsequiousness and strangeness to someone else.