Trump Hires Anthony Scaramucci as New Communications Director. We Have Some Questions...
The White House is just bursting with drama today. So it's just a regular Friday over there (see Ted Cruz Slams Media Over Shameless Jeff Sessions Witch Hunt and Kellyanne Conway Spanks Chris Cuomo on Trump Jr. 'Russia Meeting'). In case you missed it, there's a new guy primed to be communications director as Sean Spicer has jumped ship. Best of luck to Seanikins. There's a lot of juicy details, but first, a little context. Our new communications director's name is Anthony Scaramucci. Let's just say he's an interesting character...
Scaramucci ... more commonly known among friends as "The Mooch," became the senior vice president and chief strategy officer of the Export-Import bank in June, [and] met with President Donald Trump Friday morning.
The appointment of the Goldman Sachs alumni to the White House communications department may not please chief of staff Reince Priebus, who isn't Scaramucci's biggest fan, according to Axios.
Apparently Priebus wasn't the only one to voice concern over the issue. Word on the street is Sean Spicer didn't take too kindly to the idea of Scaramucci in the White House either. The feeling was shared by various other officials too.
2 senior Trump officials tell @lachlan / me along w/ Priebus, Bannon, Spicer: Sarah Sanders also against The Mooch: https://t.co/JEoDmNMahu— Asawin Suebsaeng (@Asawin Suebsaeng) 1500656733.0
Their concerns may be worth making note of, considering Scaramucci's history. To say he isn't Trump's number 1 fan is to put it lightly. But, then again, neither are we. People can criticize and still work together. So in his own words:
Scaramucci on Trump, Aug 2015: “a hack… anti-American… bullies association… don’t like the way he talks about women… https://t.co/sEuaGUmfHg— Bradd Jaffy (@Bradd Jaffy) 1500655807.0
[Scaramucci is a] Republican in New York - but Trump, a fellow wealthy New Yorker, didn't catch his eye right away. [He] had a difficult time communicating with Trump. "When I talk to Donald and he talks to me, I guess we don't understand [each other]," Scaramucci told Fox Business Network in 2015. "I may need to get an interpreter in the room to talk to Donald."
Needing an interpreter to communicate with the dude you're working for doesn't sound terribly reassuring. Especially when your new job title includes "communications."
Naturally, it brings up some questions. Kind of like this one, where Anthony echoes an everyday liberal twit:
Aaand more questions. Like what be the plan here, Trump? 'Splain it to us like we're six years old.