Sean Spicer, presidential voice box, camera-shy media man and meme-worthy SNL icon, left some pretty big shoes to fill after he quit his job this week in protest of the appointment of financier and longtime Trump family friend Anthony Scaramucci to White House communications director. But The Mooch is apparently eager to take on the job. His appointment was greeted with cheers (from Ivanka and Jared) and boos (think Bannon and Priebus) as president Trump attempts to batten down his administration with loyal family and close friends before the inevitable Russia storm hits. So what does the new communications director think about Trump’s unorthodox communication styles? That Trump should do whatever he wants, including tweeting at all hours, in order to “express his personality”. Because Trump being Trump is something we haven’t seen up until now.
So who exactly is Scaramucci? And will he do the fandango? Well in answer to the first question, The Mooch is actually a lot like the president himself – a Wall Street cheerleader, a relentless self-promoter and a politically incorrect exaggerator. He has zero communications experience but his loyalty is a far more valuable qualification to a boss feeling beset on all sides from the witch hunters, the fake media, the Washington establishment and even the Republican Party.
This staff shuffle is unlikely to be the last of the summer as Trump turns back to what – and who – he knows. Still, Spicer was prone to causing as much controversy as his boss, from reporting on inauguration crowd sizes to talking about Russian salad dressing to making thoughtless Hitler comparisons. He may be missed by the comedians and the Twitterverse, but even after only six months on the job, he will certainly not be forgotten. Spicey, we hardly knew ye.
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