nope too on the nose sorry pic.twitter.com/QhmGetuDIt
— Alexandra Petri (@petridishes) July 21, 2017
Archetypical celebrity clown figure for a clownshow “administration”. Buzzfeed:
… Trump “wanted to give Scaramucci something to do because he likes him on TV,” a source close to the White House’s press operation told BuzzFeed News.
“Ivanka has been pushing this for some time. Since the communications job was open, Trump thought it would be a nice fit. But the president doesn’t understand what kind of responsibilities come with that job, and Sean did. Sean would have been expected to serve as press secretary, and do the comms job while Scaramucci held the ceremonial title, and he would have reported to him. It was the straw that broke the camel’s back,” the source said.
“And Trump did it over the objection of several senior staff who know Scaramucci in that job is a joke,” the source added…
At his first White House daily press briefing on Friday, Scaramucci named Sarah Huckabee Sanders the new press secretary. She read a statement from Trump about Spicer’s resignation, complete with an odd line about television ratings at the end: “I am grateful for Sean’s work on behalf of my administration and the American people. I wish him continued success as he moves on to pursue new opportunities. Just look at his great television ratings. Sean will continue to serve the administration through August.”
Scaramucci then took over, calling Spicer — a Navy reservist — a “true American patriot” and said he hoped he would go on “to make a tremendous amount of money.”…
Scaramucci was calm, chatty, and easily engaged reporters — something Spicer was never quite able to master at the White House — and repeatedly said how much he loves people in the White House and how much he loves the president.
Though his presentation was sleek, the substance from previous news conferences wasn’t that different: When asked about Trump’s baseless claim that about 3 million people illegally in the election, he said, “There’s probably some level of truth to that.”…
Those close to the administration who have remained skeptical of Priebus and Spicer because they don’t consider them Trump loyalists see the shakeup positively. This is “all good! Trump needs more people around him he can trust,” one of them wrote to BuzzFeed News…
Scaramucci, who recently sold his stake in his hedge fund, was originally under consideration for the Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs, a post held by Valerie Jarrett under President Barack Obama. But White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus tried to get Scaramucci to pull out, claiming that his ethics review was taking too long. Priebus, according to reports at that time, did not want someone as close to the president in that position as Scaramucci is and sees him as a possible threat to his own power…
Just asked Nancy Pelosi about Spicer resignation. "I don't even care," she says.
— Casey Tolan (@caseytolan) July 21, 2017
Freudian slip by AP. pic.twitter.com/s51lAKX3zz
— Eli Clifton (@EliClifton) July 21, 2017
Scaramucci is "the guy the president thinks he sees in the mirror" — @DanaBashCNN taking no prisoners
— J.M. Berger (@intelwire) July 21, 2017
— Zoe Galland (@zoegalland) July 21, 2017
My spouse, after listening to Scaramucci speak: "when someone like this guy gets hired by your organization, prepare your resume to leave."
— Daniel W. Drezner (@dandrezner) July 21, 2017
If Scaramucci was given his own TV show would he be doing this? Appears he opposes GOP on all non-plutocratic issues, just wants to be on TV
— Dana Houle (@DanaHoule) July 21, 2017