aside Mr. Scaramucci, The Mooch Is Banished From The White House

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It appears that the republican President Donald Trump’s new Chief of State General John Kelly is truly taking charge. The first significant signal is that Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci (Mooch) has been shown the exit door just days after he was hired. At any other competently run organization, he would have been fired within the hour (7/27/17) after he had fired off an X-rated tirade against the then White House’s Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and the Chief Strategist Steve Bannon.

In addition. the White House’s Spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced that all White House Staff will report directly to General Chief Kelly. This includes Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump and Steve Bannon.

Maybe this chief of Staff will be on the job for at least six months. He is starting out with a bang.

Image result for photos of anthony scaramucci and reince priebusHere is the rest of the story…

On July 31, 2017, Maggie Haberman, Michael D. Shear and Glenn Thrush of the New York Times  penned the following report, “Trump Removes Anthony Scaramucci From Communications Director Role.”

Excerpts:

“President Trump on Monday (7/31/17) removed Anthony Scaramucci from his position as communications director, the White House announced, ousting him just days after Mr. Scaramucci unloaded a crude verbal tirade against other senior members of the president’s senior staff.”Image result for photos of anthony scaramucci and reince priebus

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“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.”

“Mr. Scaramucci’s abrupt removal came just 10 days after the wealthy New York financier was brought on to the West Wing staff, a move that convulsed an already chaotic White House and led to the departures of Sean Spicer, the former press secretary, and Reince Priebus, the president’s first chief of staff.”

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“In a Twitter message just before 5:30 on Monday morning, just hours before the announcement about Mr. Scaramucci, Mr. Trump insisted that there has been “No WH chaos!”

“The decision to remove Mr. Scaramucci became public as Mr. Kelly, who replaced Mr. Priebus as the top adviser in the White House, began his first day in charge of the White House staff. He told aides gathered in early-morning staff meetings that he intended to impose a new sense of order and operational discipline that had been absent under his predecessor. “

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“It was not clear whether Mr. Scaramucci, who is known informally as “The Mooch,” will remain at the White House in another position or will leave altogether. The White House had originally said that his official start date as a government employee was to be August 15, although he appeared to begin performing his duties immediately.”

“While Mr. Kelly’s objection was the decisive factor in Mr. Scaramucci’s departure, people close to the decision said that Mr. Trump had quickly soured on the wisecracking, Long Island-bred former hedge fund manager, and so had his family.”

“Ivanka Trump, the president’s daughter, and Jared Kushner, her husband, had pushed the president to hire Mr. Scaramucci, seeing him as away to force out Mr. Priebus, the former national Republican committee chairman, and his allies in the West Wing.”

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“In that, Mr. Scaramucci was successful. Mr. Spicer, a close ally of Mr. Priebus, resigned just hours after the news about Mr. Scaramucci’s hiring was made public. And shortly after Mr. Scaramucci called Mr. Priebus a “paranoid schizophrenic, a paranoiac,” — adding a more vulgar term to the beginning of the phrase — Mr. Priebus, too, offered his resignation.”

“Mr. Trump was initially pleased by Mr. Scaramucci’s harsh remarks, directed at Mr. Priebus and Steve Bannon, the chief White House strategist. But over the weekend, after speaking with his family and Mr. Kelly, the president began to see the brash actions of his subordinate as a political liability and potential embarrassment, according to two people familiar with his thinking.”

“Mr. Scaramucci’s swift departure is an early indication that Mr. Kelly intends to assert his authority over the operations of the White House, and that several of the big personalities there — including Mr. Kushner, Ms. Trump and Mr. Bannon — may be inclined to defer to him.”

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35 comments

  1. Best news I’ve heard in a while!!! When I got the breaking news flash, I thought … “Gronda will write on this quickly!” So glad you did. Thanks a million, my friend … I shall re-blog your post.

    Hugs!!!

  2. Reblogged this on Filosofa's Word and commented:
    It appears that General John Kelly, the new White House Chief of Staff, is not going to put up with all the b.s. that has defined the WH administration thus far. On his first day on the job, he did the nation a great service! Please read Gronda’s excellent post for details! Two thumbs-up to Gen. Kelly! Thank you, Gronda, for being right on top of this!

    • Dear Jill,

      As always thanks for the reblog and for your great introduction. General Kelly is just what DDT needs. Now if General Kelly could just have veto power over DDT tweets, he will have done all of us a great service.

      Hugs, Gronda

      • You are most welcome! It is always my pleasure to share your posts … you do good work! Yes, I think it won’t be long before Gen. Kelly wants to take Trump’s tweeting machine and throw it out the window! But alas, he probably has a whole drawer full of them!
        Hugs!!!

    • Dear Choosing,

      WELCOME!

      It was great to see General Kelly take charge. Scuttlebutt has it , that Mr. Scaramucci tried to tell the general that he reported directly to the president. The general responded by saying you’re gone. And he was gone. General Kelly did good.

      Hugs, Gronda

  3. Gronda, I wrote a similar piece, but yours is far more informational. I knew more than a few people who said Trump would hire very good people to help him shore up his inexperience. Outside of a few folks, it would be hard to say this is true. Making such s poor hiring decision is a poor reflection on not only the President but his children who advocated for the Mooch. Keith

    • Dear Keith,

      Great minds think alike. I was thrilled to hear the news that the Mooch did not survive his x-rated tirade shared with the New Yorker reporter.

      What is also positive news is that both Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump will be reporting to General Kelly. They are both so young and inexperienced in the world of the Washington DC scene. Thus, their advice has not been consistently reliable and their support of the Mooch was a disaster.

      General Kelly is getting started on the right track. Now if he can just get DDT to listen to him. And if he can manage DDT’S tweets, then there is a real chance of minimizing the harm DDT can do to disgrace the office of the presidency WHO KNOWS, DDT might actually get something constructive done.

      Hugs, Gronda

      • Gronda, in my view, he is hired to manage everyone esle. Managing Trump is a bridge too far. Your story on the President overriding his advisors to get his son to lie for him is just one example of poor judgment. Keith

    • Dear Horty,

      The firing of the Mooch should have happened 4 days ago, but better late than never. It couldn’t have happened to a more deserving person. General Kelly did all of us a great service.

      Thanks a million for all of your support and for this reblog.

      Hugs, Gronda

  4. Dear Mz. Gronda,

    Unlike most people, I think that Scaramucci was brought on for a singular purpose, and that purpose was accomplished. IMO it was never intended for him to remain after he accomplished his mission, which was the removal of Reince Priebus and possibly attempting to entice Sessions to quit. He was the perfect vessel for tRump to escape the questions and backlash he received for the removal of James Comey. His placing Kelly in the position of chief of staff is an effort to white wash his prior missteps to as large a degree as it can be done. However, while Kelly is a loyal government employee with many years of service to this nation, I do not think he will survive long in this administration, especially in a position that IMO is not befitting his qualifications, unless tRump has intentions of expanding on Kelly’s position and power.

    I would think that instead of celebrating this move by the tRump, we start considering who he intends to replace Kelly with? I would suggest we start to get really concerned if it is yet another Military Leader, as history has proved it repeats and repeats! The link is a little outdated, yet still provides some input as to the dangers of what tRump is attempting.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/trump-is-surrounding-himself-with-generals-thats-dangerous/2016/11/30/e6a0a972-b190-11e6-840f-e3ebab6bcdd3_story.html?utm_term=.007482e0ebd3

  5. Dear Crustyolemothman,

    Thanks for the reference. The jury is still out as to how well General Kelly will do in his new position of the president’s Chief of Staff. But for now, I am thrilled with him showing the Mooch, the exit door.

    A lot of the mainstream media pundits are thinking just what you have been worried about for awhile. Some say he wants to move the AG Jeff Sessions over to the now vacant Homeland Security position. He still wants to fire FBI’S Special Counsel Robert Mueller III.

    Hugs, Gronda

  6. This is beginning to feel orchestrated.

    Who goes into a job and behaves the way Anthony Scaramucci.

    So now we have a new narrative.

    Everyone is falling in behind the General.

    Maybe I’m too cynical, but the appearance of incompetence
    is a bit to competent, at least to me.

    • Dear Rob,

      It is too easy to become cynical as we watch politics being played today. There are small miracles afoot like the failure of the republican’s “skinny” Obamacare bill; THE EXISTENCE OF MILLIONS AS PART OF THE RESISTANCE who made their voices known as being against the republicans push to pass a lousy healthcare bill; the veto proof bipartisan bill which has passed both houses of Congress, blocking DDT from being able to unilaterally lift sanctions against Russia and then which adds sanctions against Russia; Mr. Scarramucci has been shown the exit door, and there is a grown up as Chief of Staff in the WH.

      There is still a lot to do, but these are steps in a better direction.

      Right now my biggest worry, is that DDT will attempt to fire the FBI’s Special Counsel Robert Mueller III, as he gets more desperate.

      Hugs, Gronda

  7. That didn’t take long. The general has taken charge and doesn’t stand still for any grandstanding nonsense. This was long overdue. There’s finally an adult in the room. 🙂 — Suzanne

    • Dear Suzanne,

      The general did good in showing the Mooch the exit door. Now lets see if all in the WH staff will report to the general like they are supposed to do. And I’m talking about Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, and Steve Bannon.

      I would love to be a fly in the wall to see how things develop.

      Hugs, Gronda

  8. Oh what tangled webs… I do wish the top military nation had more adults around now the weapons are flying from North Korea. This presidency really has got way, way, way beyond a bad joke that anyone of sound mind hoped would end very quickly…

    • Dear Memoirsofahusk,

      These are serious times. The situation in N Korea is frightening as well as what’s happening in Syria. We have major decisions to make like Afghanistan. And yet it is the US president that I worry the most about as he is so undependable and WAY over his head.

      Hugs, Gronda.

  9. Scaramucci was an odious man, little in moral and mental stature; quite unable to handle his job with the maturity and intelligence it required. The bonus is he has been publically humiliated which I feel is the ‘just desserts’ being served up for the arrogance he displayed even in that brief tenure.
    The fact that he was hired in the first place suggests there are is a level of foolishness further up the chain which is incredibly breath-taking

    • Dear Roger,

      He is a midget in every sense and level. The gossip here in the USA is that his wife is divorcing him. One of the reasons is because he didn’t bother to show up at the hospital while she was giving birth to their child. Yes, he is every parents nightmare for a son-in-law and a human being.

      Hugs, Gronda

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