Anthony Scaramucci’s tenure at the White House came to an abrupt end on Monday when the newly appointed Chief of Staff General John Kelly removed him as communications director. Technically, Scaramucci hadn’t even begun his new job; he was slated to start officially on Aug. 15th.
Scaramucci’s ten days in office were marred by scandals and shake-ups. Press Secretary Sean Spicer resigned from his role, Chief of Staff Reince Priebus was removed, and, perhaps the most notorious moment of all, Scaramucci himself gave an explosive, expletive-filled interview with The New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza.
“I think when you saw the fact that Scaramucci did make those horrific comments, being ridiculously disguising, critical of these other individuals that are supposedly his White House colleagues, that was very damaging for him.” Mercedes Schlapp told Julie Mason Monday about the profanity in The New Yorker piece.
Schlapp added, “I do believe that there was this sense that Scaramucci was just damaged goods. And there was really no way to fix that problem anymore.”
While many were taken off guard by Scaramucci’s quick removal, Schlapp said, “it’s really not that surprising,” citing Gen. Kelly’s desire to have a “start fresh.”
“The swamp will not defeat him,” Scaramucci told the New Yorker, referring to himself in third person. “They’re trying to resist me, but it’s not going to work.”
Apparently, he was wrong.
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