If you thought the insanity of last week couldn't be topped, think again. After 10 days on the job (10 days!) White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci has been unceremoniously fired by Donald Trump and escorted off the premises. Reported the Huff Post:
Anthony Scaramucci has resigned from his role as White House communications director.
“Mr. Scaramucci felt it was best to give Chief of Staff John Kelly a clean slate and the ability to build his own team,” a statement from the White House press secretary said Monday. “We wish him all the best.”
According to CBS and CNN, Scaramucci was escorted from White House grounds Monday.
Obviously, this could not have happened to a nicer guy. After less than a week on the job, Scaramucci called Reince Preibus a "paranoid schizophrenic" in a profanity laced rant to The New Yorker, accused Steve Bannon of sucking his own cock, and threatened to fire everyone in the communications department. Trump apparently loved Scaramucci's interview, but fired him anyway because someone else now has his attention.
Trump's lack of loyalty to the former hedge fund manager is, well, shocking even for him. Scaramucci was fired in such a ruthless way that he will likely never work again -- at least not in government or media. This is apparently what you get for giving up your moral compass, marriage and not being there for the birth of your child (Scaramucci's wife filed for divorce while 9 months pregnant, and the former communications director decided flying with Trump on Air Force One was more important than being there for the birth of his son).
Naked greed and blind ambition asides, Scaramucci was at least entertaining to watch so the media will certainly miss him. However, it's certainly hard to muster much sympathy for him, and he leaves the White House like the dog he always was.
Can this White House get any crazier? (This is a rhetorical question. It obviously can, and will).