Anthony Scaramucci has been fired as White House communications director after ten days on the job.
How soon will The Mooch start leaking to disparage President Trump, as he used to do on Twitter in since-deleted tweets?
The Mooch is the shortest-tenured White House Communications director since the position was created under President Nixon. The Mooch’s ten days beat out Jack Koehler’s eleven days for shortest stint.
Heavy reports: Before Scaramucci’s short tenure, Jack Koehler had the shortest tenure in the history of the office. The German-born Associated Press executive served just 11 days, from March 1, 1987 to March 13, 1987. President Ronald Reagan accepted his resignation letter on March 9. Koehler, who died in September 2012 at age 82, resigned after it was discovered that he was a member of the Nazi youth group Jungvolk when he was 10 years old, according to his Associated Press obituary. Koehler called the group “the Boy Scouts run by the Nazi Party.” However, he insisted that the real reason he resigned was so the new White House Chief of Staff, Senator Howard Baker, could pick a new Communications Director.
“The Mooch,” a private equity man and political Democrat, impressed Trump supporters with his first press conference in the role, but quickly ran into trouble by leaking quotes to The New Yorker blasting chief of staff Reince Priebus and chief strategist Steve Bannon.
Scaramucci’s friend Arthur Schwartz has also been hammering Reince on Twitter, accusing the departed chief of staff of personal indiscretions.
The man who went on a personal war to “kill” leakers ended up committing the biggest leak of the year.
New White House chief of staff General Kelly was reportedly responsible for ousting The Mooch, who has said that he does not report to the chief of staff but rather to President Trump.
Big League Politics reported after Mooch’s New Yorker rant that PredictIt was taking bets on how soon Scaramucci would be out of his job. The first option, August or Sooner, appears to have been correct.
The Mooch was reportedly escorted out of the White House Monday.
It is possible that The Mooch was brought in to clean house of Priebus and Sean Spicer, both of whom exited during Mooch’s embattled ten-day reign. Priebus and Spicer were on the hot seat with Trump, anyway.