Y'Know the Old Saying: Scaramucci In; Scaramucci Out

The New York Times is reporting: "Trump Removes Anthony Scaramucci from Communications Director Role." Yeah, that seems about right.
Trump has decided to remove Anthony Scaramucci from his position as communications director, three people close to the decision said Monday, relieving him just days after Mr. Scaramucci unloaded a crude verbal tirade against other senior members of the president's senior staff.

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.

The decision to remove Mr. Scaramucci, who had boasted about reporting directly to the president not the chief of staff, John F. Kelly, came at Mr. Kelly's request, the people said. Mr. Kelly made clear to members of the White House staff at a meeting Monday morning that he is in charge.

It was not clear whether Mr. Scaramucci will remain employed at the White House in another position or will leave altogether.
It's a day ending in Y, so the Donald J. Trump administration continues to be a ridiculous shitshow.

At least, that's definitely the popular takeaway.


As I noted last Friday, when Reince Priebus was fired, getting rid of the last remaining senior staff with political experience is a major tipping point: Priebus, no matter your opinion of him, represented a last line. That line has been crossed. That line has been obliterated.

The administration is racing headlong into a dictatorship — now with a general as a chief of staff — and Scaramucci hastened that decline. Quite an accomplishment for 10 days.

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