It’s night. It’s Tuesday, August 1 and Anthony “Moochie” Scaramucci is gone. He was newly appointed by Trump as the White House Communications Director and after just 10 days in the job he has been fired.
Apparently, we are now living in an episode of The Apprentice, except it’s the entire free world and it involves the nuclear codes.
To explain what all this means Mia, as usual, calls her friend, Amelia Lester for our podcast, Tell Me It’s Going To Be OK.
The full interview with Amelia will be on the podcast, but here’s some of their conversation following the Mooch’s eviction, more Jared and Ivanka leaks, and Trump endorsing police brutality.
Mia: I woke up this morning. It’s Tuesday. The Mooch is gone. Tell me what’s happened.
Amelia: So I read a great tweet about this which said, “To summarize, Spicer quit because of Scaramucci, who took down Priebus, who was replaced by Kelly who took down Scaramucci.” So. Just unpack that a little bit.
Sean Spicer, who is famous for being impersonated by Melissa McCarthy on SNL, he was kind of respected by the Washington establishment. He was in the Navy Reserves. He was someone who was well known to the press corps.
Listen to Mia and Amelia talk about the world’s biggest reality TV star who happens to be a President.
So his White House spokesperson quits because Donald Trump says he wants to hire Anthony Scaramucci, who seems like a Mafia boss in 1980s mob movie. Scaramucci gets hired, Spicey quits and Scaramucci takes down Priebus, the chief of staff.
When Scaramucci arrived he says we’ve got to get rid of the Republican Party figure. He suggests replacing him with John Kelly who was a former Marine general. He was running Homeland Security and he comes in a couple of days ago and he gets rid of Scaramucci, the very guy who he told Donald Trump to hire.
Mia: There was also talk Ivanka and Jared were behind hiring Scaramucci?
He is a part of the sort of New York finance establishment, which Ivanka and Jared are also part of. So they talk Donald Trump into hiring Scaramucci because this is all part of their push to “professionalize” the White House.
Here’s the problem; he is unhinged. Last week he calls Ryan Lizza of The New Yorker. He called them on his cell phone late at night. Among other things, he said that Steve Bannon is the kind of Philip Seymour Hoffman evil genius lookalike behind the Donald Trump’s throne. He swears a lot, talks about cock-blocking.
It just sounds completely deranged and I encourage everyone who hasn’t read it, to read that piece.