[Author’s Note: New information reveals that Scaramucci was fired by new White House Chief of Staff John Kelly.]
The turbulence in the White House continues this week as newly minted Press Chief Anthony Scaramucci has resigned.
President Donald Trump has been at the center of great tumult in Washington over the course of the last few weeks, as turncoat republicans in congress have continued to “resist” the Commander in Chief at every turn.
Their latest failure in healthcare has created a firestorm of resentment in D.C., as the President continues to battle the entrenched Washington establishment to deliver on the campaign promises that got him elected. In the midst of this extraordinary battle with the Washington elite, the President has been forced to rearrange his inner circle several times, particularly in response to uncouth leaks of information from within the administration.
In order to get a finger in the dyke, Trump brought in Anthony Scaramucci to act as White House Communications Director. Now, after only a few days on the job, and after terminating two supposed leakers, Scaramucci has offered his resignation.
“The news comes only days after Scaramucci’s hiring earlier this month. Since then, the White House has faced the resignations of press secretary Sean Spicer and Chief of Staff Reince Priebus.
“A day prior to Priebus’ announced departure last week, Scaramucci made headlines for delivering a scathing, profanity-laced critique of the chief of staff to a reporter with The New Yorker.”
It is unclear at this time what has caused Scaramucci to leave the White House.
The New Yorker interview with Scaramucci was oddly sloppy, with many questioning whether or not Scaramucci understood that he was technically “on the record” while making his unfiltered remarks. His attacks on Priebus during the interview were somewhat predictable, given Scaramucci’s apparent belief that the former White House Chief of Staff was one of the purported leakers within the administration, but another attack on Steve Bannon during the diatribe may have ultimately been his undoing.
As the story develops, it is likely that more information will be available.