Newly appointed White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci is out of the game just 10 short days after he started. Trump’s Chief of Staff, John. F. Kelly, officially fired Scaramucci with Trump’s blessing after a lengthy week full of verbal tirades, insults, and questionable comments to both other staffers and the press.
Scaramucci, who often identifies as “The Mooch,” comes across more like a Capone-esque gangster rather than an adept communications professional. In a recent late-night rant to New Yorker editor Ryan Lizza, he threatened to “fire the entire White House communications staff” and “ f–-ing kill all the leakers.” He also went into diatribes about his illegally-released, already-publicized personal financial documents and stated he had to end the interview so he could “start tweeting some sh–- to make this guy crazy.”
By early the next afternoon, Scaramucci blamed most of the fallout on Lizza rather than himself. “I made a mistake in trusting in a reporter. It won’t happen again.”
It’s far from the worst thing to happen to “the Mooch” lately; his own wife filed for divorce while nine months pregnant on July 24. Scaramucci, it seems, didn’t even attend his own child’s birth a few days later; instead, he was with Trump at the Boy Scout’s Jamboree. Sources say that he sent his wife a brief text message after the birth, saying, ‘Congratulations, I’ll pray for our child.”
An inside source for the Telegraph in the UK also reported potential verbal abuse as a reason for the divorce, stating that, “The pain runs deep. Anthony tells her she’s not that smart, that he’s out of her league.”
Despite the news, Scaramucci did finally meet his newly born son, but not until late into Friday evening — nearly six days after his birth. One undisclosed source pointed out that the child’s birth was early, and thus, Scaramucci had little time to plan for the birth itself. As childbirth almost never occurs on a timeline (at least outside of elective c-section), it seems like a bit of a dubious excuse.
Scaramucci wife was seen in public just days later, without a wedding ring and smiling for the paparazzi, while shopping with the couple’s older son.
As for his recent job loss, Sarah Huckabee-Sanders explains it plainly. “The president certainly felt that Anthony’s comments were inappropriate for a person in that position.” She also suggested that, ““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.” Even the POTUS himself called it a “a great day at the White House.”