Trump Fires Anthony Scaramucci After 10 Days & Twitter Is Having Its Best Day Ever
The Mooch, he is loose.
Oh, Anthony Scaramucci, we hardly knew ye.
If you’re plugged into Politics Twitter (which I’m pretty sure we just call “Twitter” these days), you’ve probably heard that Scaramucci, or “The Mooch” if you’re the type of person who respects self-designated nicknames, is out as White House communications director after an incredible TEN DAYS. Hmm, if only there were some way he could have seen this coming.
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) July 31, 2017
Yes, the Mooch lasted 10 days. 11, if we’re being generous and counting this morning as a full day. Or maybe it was none. Had he even officially started his job yet?
Scaramucci's *official start date* as WH Communications Director was August 15th.
It's July 31st.
That's gotta be some kind of record.
— Jeff B/DDHQ (@EsotericCD) July 31, 2017
What could have prompted this reportedly sudden firing? Could it have been his comments about White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon performing self-fellatio? Or maybe … no, that was probably it, wasn’t it?
Now, there are some people who don’t think everyone is treating Mooch with appropriate levels of empathy.
In all seriousness, this is a sad story. Not a laugher. Guy sold his company, divorced his wife, didn’t see his kid's birth, for…. this.
— Sam Stein (@samstein) July 31, 2017
To which the entire internet responded:
This is a man who cashed in his previous open disdain for Trump for blind ambition. A man who texted his wife “Congratulations” when she gave birth to their child. This is not a man we have to feel sorry for. Let the jokes run free.
— Røb Fee (@robfee) July 31, 2017
The Mooch named communications director of a farm upstate.
— Ben Acker (@bnacker) July 31, 2017
Remember when Trump said his administration was a “fine-tuned machine”? Remember eleven days ago when Scaramucci bristled at the press asking how he was going to get the Republicans “back on track”? Yes, everything is definitely on track. Nothing to see here.
The Mooch is gone.
Donald Trump: "No chaos at the White House, running like a well-oiled machine!" pic.twitter.com/GsMsjUsZUG
— The Tweetwit (@TheTweetwit) July 31, 2017
The question now is where will Trump go from here? We know that in his never-ending quest for “ratings,” he can’t calm down now. He’ll have to one-up himself.
Please welcome your new White House Communications Director, the bulldozer from Fern Gully
— girlie girlstein (@morninggloria) July 31, 2017
The next White House Communications Director: pic.twitter.com/RhrumidRlC
— Sarah (@Cinesnark) July 31, 2017
What do you all think Sean Spicer thinks about this? Spicer, who quit over Scaramucci’s hiring? Think he’s taking this well?
The Mooch is out! Let's go live to Reince Priebus and Sean Spicer for a reaction. pic.twitter.com/ILS8mCV0jd
— shauna (@goldengateblond) July 31, 2017
Live view of Sean Spicer upon hearing that The Mooch got fired pic.twitter.com/sFcpVUMG2Q
— Emma Vigeland (@EmmaVigeland) July 31, 2017
Honestly, I'm supposed to be on vacation, but I will still buy tacos for thr TRMS staff if/when they announce that Spicer's back…
— Rachel Maddow MSNBC (@maddow) July 31, 2017
— Lauren Duca (@laurenduca) July 31, 2017
You know what, though? I’m sure both of these men–along with Reince Priebus, Jeff Sessions (if Trump gets his way), and everyone else who sold their souls (in the cases where they had one to begin with, and yes Jeff Sessions, I’m talking about you) for a taste of Trump notoriety–will be just fine. Well-connected sycophants tend to land on their feet.
Anthony Scaramucci is going to kick Sean Spicer's ass on Dancing With the Stars.
— Josh Barro (@jbarro) July 31, 2017
And remember, it could always be worse.
Ummmm outside the White House a man is wheeling a skeleton right now: pic.twitter.com/U5WUZ8k82j
— Olivia Nuzzi (@Olivianuzzi) July 31, 2017
i'm hyperventilating pic.twitter.com/h47Kp4ZMPI
— Extremely Long Puritan Name (@bombsfall) July 31, 2017
(image: screengrab, PBS, Twitter)
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