White House Communications director Anthony Scaramucci has been fired after only ten days on the job.
“Anthony Scaramucci will be leaving his role as White House Communications Director,” Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary, said in a statement. “Mr. Scaramucci felt it was best to give Chief of Staff John Kelly a clean slate and the ability to build his own team. We wish him all the best.”
The back story is that General John Kelly, the new White House Chief of staff didn’t see Scaramucci as being compatible with the new sense of discipline General Kelly wants to impose onthe Trump white House. which is understandable. He apparently gave the White House staff its marching orders in an early morning briefing today, telling them in no uncertain terms that He told aides gathered in early-morning staff meetings that he intended to impose a new sense of order and discipline that had been lacking before. That would have been impossible with Scaramucci, who’s already shown he’s something of a loose cannon and boasted repeatedly about reporting directly to President Trump, not the Chief of Staff. As much as I found some of his remarks entertaining, he was obviously incompatible with General Kelly’s plans to tighten things up.
I wouldn’t be at all surprised if General Kelly had made removing Antonio Scaramucci from his position a condition of becoming White House Chief of Staff in his discussions with President Trump.
Whether Scaramucci is entirely out of the picture remains unknown. He may stay on in some other, less public position.
While the usual suspects in the media are gloating over what they’re calling ‘White House Chaos’ I see this as an entirely different sign of what’s to come. General Kelly obviously intends to hunt down leakers and impose an order and discipline that was definitely lacking before, and he’s just the man to do it.
That’s by no means a sign of ‘chaos’ but a clear indication of it ending.
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