There is a possibility you have been so busy with your life you missed the appointment of a new, shiny Communications Director for President Trump’s White House. Or maybe like most of us, you’re just jaded from all the Trump administration’s crazy drama.
Anyway on 21 July, President Trump named Wall Street financier, Anthony Scaramucci his new communications director and on 31 July, he was the given the boot. Scaramucci’s 10-day stint made him the most short-lived communications director in the history of the White House and that’s basically the summary of his tenure.
Scaramucci’s removal came after newly sworn-in White House Chief of Staff, John Kelly decided his job would be easier for everyone if the lousy comms director takes a walk. Can’t blame the man! Scaramucci spoke to New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza in an interview where he completely thrashed two other White House staffers: senior strategist Steve Bannon and former Chief of Staff Reince Preibus.
Scaramucci derided two other men so much to the point he called one “a fucking paranoid schizophrenic, a paranoiac” and sent a message of someone who has a smart plan for how he’d run his office. Or a man who is dear to the president’s heart, he’d get away with essentially every bad move. But NO!
It took a random British dude and his iPhone to play on his intelligence and get away with it. The email prankster who is on Twitter as Sinon Reborn pretended to be former Chief of Staff Reince Preibus who was pushed out in the midst of the shakeup in the White House.
Read the email back and forth between the fake Reince Preibus and self-satisfied just the day after Preibus’ removal:
Fake Reince Priebus: “I had promised myself I would leave my hands mud free, but after reading your tweet today which stated how; ‘soon we will learn who in the media who has class, and who hasn’t’, has pushed me to this. That tweet was breathtakingly hypocritical, even for you. At no stage have you acted in a way that’s even remotely classy, yet you believe that’s the standard by which everyone should behave towards you? General Kelly will do a fine job. I’ll even admit he will do a better job than me. But the way in which that transition has come about has been diabolical. And hurtful. I don’t expect a reply.”
Scaramucci: “You know what you did. We all do. Even today. But rest assured we were prepared. A Man would apologize.”
Fake Reince Priebus: “I can’t believe you are questioning my ethics! The so called ‘Mooch’, who can’t even manage his first week in the White House without leaving upset in his wake. I have nothing to apologize for.”
Fake Reince Priebus: “You’re well suited to your zero dollar pay scale. You know nothing of me and my work, it’s beyond your remit, don’t try and insinuate you do. It’s pathetic. Keep spell checking your press releases, Anthony. It’s me that will be thriving”
Scaramucci: “Read Shakespeare. Particularly Othello. You are right there. My family is fine by the way and will thrive. I know what you did. No more replies from me”
No more words from us too.
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