Trump’s new communication director in astonishing rant
There was surprise and more than a few sniggers in Washington DC last week when Donald Trump’s, now famous, communications director Sean Spicer decided to resign his position, apparently unhappy at the appointment of new director Anthony Scaramucci (or as he’s known in DC, the mooch).
Spicer had been a ratings smash with some of the most bizarre media sessions the Whitehouse has ever seen, giving rise to the now cult “alternative facts” used by Kellyanne Conway and other hilarious slip ups.
Spicer also defiantly and inaccurately stated: 'This was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration - PERIOD- both in person and around the globe’ as the rest of us looked at pictures of a half empty field whilst scratching our heads.
In January Spicer also seemed to tweet his password out on Twitter, rather than entering it into the password box, prompting people to ask whether the press secretary had suffered a brain injury. Fuelling that speculation further, Spicer went on to assert that Hitler (yes that Hitler) didn’t use chemical weapons.
Spicer seemed to most reporters, and people who enjoy laughing at idiots on Twitter, like the communications director who simply couldn’t get any better and there was palpable disappointment across Washington when he resigned his post for somebody who may be a little more competent.
In spectacular vindication of Spicer’s reason for resigning, and to the delight of almost everybody, his replacement Anthony Scaramucci seems to be even more ridiculous than his predecessor.
Following reports from a New Yorker journalist, it has become apparent that Scaramucci called and harassed the journalist over the phone for tweeting the fact that he was attending a dinner with Mr Trump, and demanded to know who had told the journalist of his whereabouts.
In a spectacular rant about some of his senior colleagues, Scaramucci went on to swear repeatedly and scream slurs about Reince Priebus and Steve Bannon.
According to Ryan Lizza, “On Wednesday night, I received a phone call from Anthony Scaramucci, the new White House communications director. He wasn’t happy. Earlier in the night, I’d tweeted, citing a “senior White House official,” that Scaramucci was having dinner at the White House with President Trump, the First Lady, Sean Hannity, and the former Fox News executive Bill Shine… “Who leaked that to you?” he asked. I said I couldn’t give him that information. He responded by threatening to fire the entire White House communications staff. “What I’m going to do is, I will eliminate everyone in the comms team and we’ll start over,”
Scaramucci is understood to be having a furious feud with the fantastically named Reince Priebus, who some have remarked sounds like an electric car model, which has now spilled over publicly.
Lizza also alleged that Scaramucci said “They’ll all be fired by me. I fired one guy the other day. I have three to four people I’ll fire tomorrow. I’ll get to the person who leaked that to you. Reince Priebus—if you want to leak something—he’ll be asked to resign very shortly.” The issue, he said, was that he believed Priebus had been worried about the dinner because he hadn’t been invited. “Reince is a ******* paranoid schizophrenic, a paranoiac,” Scaramucci said. He channelled Priebus as he spoke: “ ‘Oh, Bill Shine is coming in. Let me leak the ******* thing and see if I can ****-block these people the way I ****-blocked Scaramucci for six months.’ ” (Priebus did not respond to a request for comment.)
Rounding off an absolutely incredible exchange, Lizza says” Scaramucci also told me that, unlike other senior officials, he had no interest in media attention. “I’m not Steve Bannon, I’m not trying to suck my own ****,” he said, speaking of Trump’s chief strategist. “I’m not trying to build my own brand off the ******* strength of the President. I’m here to serve the country.” (Bannon declined to comment.)”
Unlike previous times when we’ve reported the spectacular goings-on of the Whitehouse, this exchange really doesn’t require any further comment and we’ll allow you to make your own assumptions and judgements regarding Spicer’s replacement.