Scaramucci Follows Priebus Out The White House Door

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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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10 Comments on Scaramucci Follows Priebus Out The White House Door

  1. Kelleigh Nelson // August 1, 2017 at 8:16 pm // Reply

    So do I and I always come back to Pence. Who are the advisers besides the children? Who was in charge of the transition team? Pence…and establishment insider. Oy.

  2. Nancy Vinal (Watcher) // August 1, 2017 at 9:00 am // Reply

    NOTHING in this “insider” beltway “makes sense”…….. they don’t have to “make sense”. They are NOT held accountable, and nobody out here in taxpayers land have any influence on them. All we can do is “talk about it, talk about it, talk about it”. (There was a repetitive song back in the early 80’s that had those lyrics.)
    There are only two reasons why anybody, anywhere ever does anything. #1. The WANT to do it, and #2. The HAVE to do it… there isn’t one entity sucking the taxpayer’s money… that WANTS to do anything to really “drain any swamps” or help the captive hoards who surrender their hard earned money to facilitate the on-going abuse year after year after year.. for decade after decade….
    … and now it is century after century.. Because it is OVER 100 years now since the income tax was placed on the backs of the people, and the non-federal ‘federal reserve’ was put into place by the same traitorous government “servants” as the ones who are still riding the crest of that wave today.

    True, we fools can’t “make any sense of it”.. but we PAY for it!

  3. I don’t think we should try to make sense of what happens in DC. We’ll only frustrate ourselves beyond recognition… especially since there’s not a thing we can do about any of it. Hell, I have a tough time just trying to keep track of all that happens after it happens. Prognostication is fruitless.

  4. You’re right Rick!
    Sometimes I feel like I have multiple personality syndrome.

  5. Kelleigh Nelson // August 1, 2017 at 4:40 am // Reply

    I am not at all happy about this. If you read that Kelly actually called Comey when he was fired and told him how Trump fired him was wrong and that he thought about resigning because of it, well, where does that leave you? I’ll stick with Scaramucci. If Trump had fired him for his low level language that’s one thing, but allowing another in the administration to say he didn’t want Scaramucci is wrong. I’d have had to tell Gen. Kelly, “Scaramucci is doing a good job, I hired him to clean up the leakers, and if you don’t think you can work with him, then there’s the door, don’t let it hit ya where the good Lord split ya!”

    • I agree 100%. With regard to Scaramucci, no good deed goes unpunished. Kelly is, indeed, suspect. It seems the few “good’ men that Trump manages to get fired under suspicious and confusing circumstances. Moreover, I wonder just who Trump is listening to – and why.

  6. The whole thing only makes sense IF he was brought in to oust Priebus and in a manner which would also get him out after the job was done. Nothing makes much sense anymore unless we are watching one big rope-a-dope.

    • that would make sense but I ask myself why go through all the theatrics – just fire the guy – then there’s the Paul Ryan factor, if Trump needs ryan’s support for not putting forward impeachment under pressure in the future, he wouldn’t want the firing of his buddy to be a reason for retaliation. That might explain a decision for a charade but all of this is enough to turn my brain into a bowl of corn flakes.

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