Another One Deserts The Trump-tanic

He said he hoped to last a year, but he made it only half that long.  His resignation quite probably saved his life, or at the very least, his sanity.  Today, 21 July 2017, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer resigned.  Sean was out of his league, over his head from day #1 and anybody watching could tell the megalomaniac chaos in the White House was taking a toll on him.  I do not think Sean quite knew how to cope with the chaos and backstabbing that he had to contend with every day. I sincerely wish Sean Spicer the best of luck, and frankly I hope he begins tonight writing a book!

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Anthony Scaramucci

Mr. Spicer reportedly cited two reasons for his decision:  the continual chaos in the regime, and Trump’s appointment of Anthony Scaramucci as communication director.  Just who, you ask, is Anthony Scaramucci?  For starters, as you may have guessed, he is yet another in the pool of billionaires that inhabit the upper echelons of our “democratic” government.  His qualifications for the job?  Apparently only his $1.5 billion net worth (though there seems to be some dispute about that), for he has no background nor education in either journalism or communications, unless one counts the time he spends cheering Trump on Fox News. Oh yes … three other qualifications:  1) he is white, 2) he is male, 3) he compliments Trump.

Scaramucci began his career at the infamous Goldman-Sachs in 1989.  He left Goldman Sachs in 1996 to start Oscar Capital Management. In 2005, Scaramucci founded SkyBridge Capital, a global alternative investment firm. He sold the company a few days before Trump’s inauguration in January in anticipation of joining Trump’s regime as director of the office of public liaison, but the Office of Government Ethics recommended against the appointment due to conflicts of interest related to Scaramucci’s overseas investments.

Other tidbits about Mr. Scaramucci:

  • In 2011, he received Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur Of The Year – New York Award in the Financial Services category.
  • In 2015, Scaramucci was ranked 91 in Worth Magazine’s Power 100: The Most Powerful People in Global Finance.
  • He is the author of three books:
    • The Little Book of Hedge Funds
    • Goodbye Gordon Gekko: How to Find Your Fortune Without Losing Your Soul
    • Hopping Over the Rabbit Hole: How Entrepreneurs Turn Failure into Success

But perhaps the thing tells us the most about the character of the man is the 180° change in his attitude toward Donald Trump.

Scaramucci was actually a supporter of President Obama in 2008, but critical of Obama’s Wall Street policies, switched to the Republican Party in 2012.

In 2015, speaking of Trump“That’s another hack politician. He’s probably going to make Elizabeth Warren his vice-presidential nominee, with comments like that. It’s anti-American, it’s very, very divisive. And, I’ll tell you who he’s going to be president of. You can tell Donald I said this. The Queens county bullies association. You gotta cut it out now and stop all this crazy rhetoric, spinning everybody’s head around.”

And …

“I don’t like the way he talks about women. I don’t like the way he talks about our friend Megyn Kelly. And you know what? The politicians don’t want to go at Trump because he has a big mouth, and he’s afraid he’s going to light them up on Fox News and all these other places. But, I’m not a politician. You’re an inherited money dude from Queens county. Bring it Donald.”

And in 2017“If the president says it … my guess is there’s probably some level of truth to that.” And, “I don’t see this guy as a guy that’s ever under siege. The president’s a winner and what we’re going to do is we’re going to do a lot of winning.”

So … surprise, surprise … Mr. Scaramucci is not an honest man!  GASP!!!

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In January, just a few days before the inauguration, he is on record as saying …

“… the other thing I have learned about these people in Washington … is they have no money. So what happens when they have no f—ing money is they fight about what seat they are in and what the title is. F—ing congressmen act like that. They are f—ing jackasses.”

And this is the man who will now oversee all White House communications. Our best hope from this point forward for getting real information from the White House is the ‘leakers’.  Not that Sean Spicer ever told the truth, but at least with him, one could tell when he was lying or uncomfortable with what he was saying.  Sarah Huckabee Sanders, now the White House Press Secretary, is a much more accomplished liar and not nearly as personable as was Spicer.

We have an idea how future communications to the press will go with Scaramucci’s own words:

“I think there’s been, at times, a disconnect between the way we see the president and how much we love the president and the way some of you perhaps see the president. I certainly see the American people probably see the president the way I do. But we want to get that message out there.”

The press has its job cut out for it, trying to sift through the muck that is certain to come out of the White House in the coming weeks/months.  And Melissa McCarthy may be looking for a new job.

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Melissa McCarthy as Sean Spicer – Saturday Night Live (SNL)

29 thoughts on “Another One Deserts The Trump-tanic

    • I think that within a week, we will all be remembering Spicer with fondness and wishing we had him back! Stay tuned for my afternoon post to see just what a creepy guy Scaramucci is! 🙂

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      • The name sounds like from a mafia movie … and the face …. no comment. And when he said something about “more aggressive communication” and was wondering what type of communication he means.

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        • Bottom line is that he and his department will transmit whatever the prez tells them to, and all other communication will be shut down. He praised Breitbart, the alt-right site, for “getting the message through” to Americans. And threatened to fire the whole WH staff if leaks continue. BAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can I come visit you … like for a few years??? 😥

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          • Sure! 🙂 Although I have to warn you: our lovely sunny weather just turned into rain and greyness. So we spent the morning shopping 😉
            Back to Mr. Mafia: if praises the Drunken Beard (remember what I told you about the German translation of “breit” and “Bart”?) then he is definitely “out”. SHUDDER!!

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            • Yes, I do remember … I think of that every time I see the name Breitbart! 😀 And as to the weather … I do not mind the rain at all! I would rather deal with the rain than the storm that is happening here. And shopping … as long as it is at a bookstore, I don’t mind it at all! 🙂 And finally … I am shuddering too … I fear I see our free press sprouting wings and flying away. 😥

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    • It may be, but you guys are more refined … more dignified. I cannot imagine any British politician screaming for people to hurt a bystander, or tweeting some of the atrocities da trumpeter does. You guys have class. 🙂 ❤

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  1. I have a sneaking suspicion that Sean had to sign a nondisclosure agreement and might have a little trouble putting a book together. Maybe a graphic novel would do the trick? No words. Just images. Crudely drawn images.

    The horror … the horror!

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  3. Jill, former Communications director for George W. Bush and BBC World News commentator Ron Christie noted three things yesterday on BBC. The administration missed the key message of the first female press agent in Huckabee-Sanders. The pick of a non-communications person to lead strategy is unwise. And, having the strategist report directly to the President is a huge mistake as a buffer is needed, especially with this President.

    As we have discussed, we speculated Spicer’s departure several months ago. Lying takes its toll, especially when you have reporters asking those darn questions. Keith

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    • Good points all! I did not realize that Sarah H Sanders was the first female press secretary. Yes, the surely missed an opportunity. And I gather the reason Scaramucci will be reporting directly to Trump is because Priebus threw a fit over his appointment! More chaos in the big white house! Seems like it should implode soon. One analyst, and I cannot remember who it was, said that Scaramucci is likely to turn the press briefing into a venue to promote Trump’s agenda without giving reporters a chance to ask those darned questions. If that happens, it becomes useless … even more so than it already is.

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    • Many many thanks for the re-blog!!! Yes, I think Spicer is a good man and this job was just way beyond what his conscience would let him do. Scaramucci … just another like all the rest of the rich white dudes hanging onto Trump’s coattails and licking his boots. Hugs!!!

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  4. I am glad for Spicy. It’s hard not to feel a bit sorry for the man. But this Scaramouche – hmmmm. My big worry now is that if he is the wily fox your potted biog paints, he WILL rehabilitate Trump. Oh, dear Americans, please, we can’t take too much more of this – do we really have to wait years for the torture to come to an end? Can’t someone find good enough grounds to impeach him?

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    • This is the question in search of whose answer I have spent my last 10 hours. The concurrences seems to be that Congress thinks they have done as much as they could. Many still support Trump and think he is doing great (WHAT??? HOW???), while others simply think they have no recourse and should not be held accountable. Worse yet … the people who support him still do so blindly and completely. I had pinned much hope on the mid-terms next year, but now a) the results of the mid-terms seem to be less certain than I had hoped, and b) I am not sure we can afford another 16 months of this. Sigh. sigh.

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