Anthony Scaramucci fired 10 days into new position, before his official start date
Anthony Scaramucci, the former White House Communications Director, has been fired 10 days into his new role. The move was reportedly the call of John F. Kelly, Trump’s new chief of staff, who was looking to start his own position with a clean slate.
Scaramucci took the world by storm during his brief tenure with his strong personality and slew of scandals that already became public. For example, Scaramucci’s wife filed for divorce while nine months pregnant and he reportedly didn’t even attend the birth of his son because he was with the president, according to The Independent. Sounds like “The Mooch,” as he’s been affectionately called, gambled and lost big.
His biggest scandal, however, was when his comments made to a reporter while on-the-record were made public. He referenced how he planned to fire multiple White House employees and made comments about Reince Priebus and Stephen K. Bannon that would even get him kicked out of some bars.
“The president certainly felt that Anthony’s comments were inappropriate for a person in that position,” Ms. Sanders said Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary. “He didn’t want to burden General Kelly, also, with that line of succession.”
Twitter and late night television hosts were already taking full advantage of Scaramucci’s reputation, but got in all of the jokes they were saving up after his firing was announced.
According to Vox, Scaramucci was set to “officially” begin his role on August 15. That means he was effectively let go before he started.
Let’s see who’s next to go in “The Apprentice: White House Edition.” Place your bets in the comments.