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!
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.”
“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!!!
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.