The abrasive White House communications director who promised to stop the leaks apparently did just that. Nobody knew ahead of time that he was getting fired after just ten short days on the job. Is that a job well done, leaker Priebus exposed and gone, time to move on? Apparently so, at least in the mind of General John Kelly.
It’s ironic that the man who replaced the leaker that the ousted Anthony Scaramucci had exposed and forced out, the new White House Chief of Staff, General Kelly, was the one who urged President Trump that Scaramucci get the boot.
Press Secretary Sarah Sanders issued a statement saying, “Mr. Scaramucci felt it was best to give Chief of Staff John Kelly a clean slate and the ability to build his own team.”
It is widely believed that Scaramucci sealed his own fate last week in a profanity-laden interview with Ryan Lizza which ran in the New Yorker in which he was critical of Priebus and Steve Bannon in a vulgarly unflattering manner. It’s a dangerous proposition to join an organization and immediately begin rocking the boat, using foul language doesn’t help. To give the media sharks as much red meat as he did, in an administration that is already being ravaged on a daily basis was, barring any separate understanding or instructions from President Trump, an ill-advised tactic.
Scaramucci has had a rough week, having also gotten word that his wife, 38-year-old Deidre Ball Scaramucci, filed for divorce in the ninth month of her pregnancy to their son, who she gave birth to on Monday. At the time Scaramucci was in West Virginia with President Trump. That probably wasn’t the best decision either.
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