In what can be termed an intense series with a worldwide following (GOT fans, chill out.), the White House seems to be serving only entertainment purposes in the past 6 months. Unending probes, Twitter antics, in-fighting, intelligence leaks and the icing on the cake – numerous hires, and fires.
White House newest staff, the communications director got fired 10 days after his appointment, yes feel free to chuckle about that. If he did nothing in the White House, Scaramucci has clinched the record for being the shortest(if not shittiest) serving White House Communications director in the history of the position.
He is the first to hold the position for less than 15 days since Jack Koehler, who had to resign after it was discovered he was a member of a Nazi youth group in Germany. The position which was created during the Richard Nixon administration. Koehler served just 11 days, from March 1, 1987, to March 13, 1987. President Ronald Reagan accepted his resignation letter on March 9.
In a statement, Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said, “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”.
Well, at least that’s the official word. We knew there was no way a disciplined retired Marine General could work with loud-mouthed, shockingly obscene Scaramucci and it was only a matter of time, we didn’t just expect it would be his very first assignment.
Scaramucci’s phone call to New Yorker reporter Ryan Lizza, was the straw that ended it all, referring to fellow colleagues in the White House as leakers and former chief of staff Reince Priebus “a fucking paranoid schizophrenic, a paranoiac” he said to Lizza.
The reason for Scaramucci’s frustration at Priebus was not far fetched. After the elections, President Trump asked Scaramucci to join his Administration, which led to the latter selling his company in anticipation of his appointment. The only problem was that Priebus didn’t want him in the White House, and was successful at blocking him from being appointed till last week.
According to the New Yorker article, Scaramucci mimicked Priebus saying, ‘Oh, Bill Shine is coming in. Let me leak the fucking thing and see if I can cock-block these people the way I cock-blocked Scaramucci for six months, referring to a dinner he had with the President, first lady, Sean Hannity, and Bill Shine, a former Fox News executive.
The media went crazy on the article and Trump turned a blind eye to these events and kept mum, not even a tweet. He was probably enjoying seeing another face in the media, taunted and analyzed as opposed to his mirror image but not for so long. According to Politico, some White House officials said John Kelly found the outburst unacceptable and was shocked he hadn’t been disciplined for his profane rants yet and couldn’t imagine him staying on to work with him. Hence, Scaramucci got the boot. Apparently, he who fires can also get fired.
Now here’s the punchline of the Scaramucci saga – his tenure ended before he was even officially set to start. Scaramucci had told CNN his official start date wasn’t until August 15, even though he was officially made a White House employee on July 26.
And to crown it up, Trump tweeted Monday night,
A great day at the White House!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 31, 2017