July 31, 2017
Musical chairs at the White House hit another ugly note Monday with the sudden departure of communications director Anthony Scaramucci, the blustery Long Islander who lasted just 11 days in Washington after he was hand-picked by President Trump to stop a pattern of internal leaks.
Scaramucci, who came to the White House from Wall Street, made waves last week with an obscene tirade he let fly during a telephone interview with The New Yorker's Ryan Lizza. The prime target of his animosity, former chief of staff Reince Priebus, resigned last Thursday in what initially seemed to be a vindication of those criticisms.
But Priebus's replacement, former Homeland Security secretary John F. Kelly, evidently questioned Scaramucci's discipline and credibility, a White House official told CNN on Monday afternoon. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders added that Trump believed Scaramucci's comments were "inappropriate for a person in that position."
As chaos consumes the West Wing, many on Twitter took Scaramucci's short-lived tenure as an opportunity to relish the rise and fall of The Mooch, who managed to lose his job and his marriage within a week.
I want to go back to not knowing who Anthony Scaramucci is— Lauren Duca (@laurenduca) July 30, 2017
I've had hangovers that have lasted longer than #Scaramucci— Woody Harrison (@woodythemover) July 31, 2017
Broken hearted #scaramucci is out. It's kinda like when U get a charlie horse in the middle of the night, and then you miss it when its gone— Daylin Leach (@daylinleach) July 31, 2017
Unfortunately for the Mooch, the minimum tenure to get invited to the annual WH Comms Directors Reunion is 3 weeks— Dan Pfeiffer (@danpfeiffer) July 31, 2017
#Scaramucci is out as WH Communications Director.— Nick Jack Pappas (@Pappiness) July 31, 2017
Not only is Trump hiring people who work on Wall Street, he's also day trading them.
FYI, if you bought milk the day #Scaramucci was hired, it's still good.— Sean (@OurIronLung) July 31, 2017
So #Scaramucci lands a job, gets his boss fired, has a baby, gets a divorce, and is fired in the same week? Sounds like a Seinfeld episode.— Matty Ice (@MattyIceUS) July 31, 2017
Steve Bannon is definitely blowing himself right now #scaramucci— Lady Beaverhausen (@theladybeav) July 31, 2017