According to The Daily Beast, one of our favorite “blink and you’ll miss him” members of the Trump administration may be headed back to Washington. Anthony “The Mooch” Scaramucci, who spent ten glorious, unhinged days as the official White House communications director last summer, has apparently been telling people that President Trump wants him back in the band. Scaramucci has intimated that he was brought on last year to essentially force deadwood like former Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and former Press Secretary Sean Spicer out on the streets, but his swinging axe quickly whipped around to lop off his own head.
Could he be headed back to the fold? How would he fare under the iron fist of Chief of Staff John Kelly?
From the Daily Beast:
The former White House communications director has privately told friends and associates that the president and other members of the Trump family, including White House adviser and first daughter Ivanka Trump, miss him and want him back in the West Wing. Three sources close to Scaramucci have independently told The Daily Beast that the Mooch continues to brag that he and President Donald Trump talk on the phone, and that the Mooch believes his resurrection in Trump-world could be imminent. One of these sources said that the Mooch claimed he was flying out to either Washington, D.C. or Mar-a-Lago early this month to meet Trump to talk about it.
Virtually no one in or outside of the Trump White House who The Daily Beast contacted for this story believed the Mooch’s claims. This included several of the Mooch’s friends and also Trump aides.
Well, that doesn’t sound good!
Scaramucci himself said there was no merit to the Daily Beast’s reporting. In a tweet sent shortly after the publication of the article, he wrote, “Don’t believe fake news. No standards left in journalism anymore. All anonymous sources. @thedailybeast this week’s fake news award.”
As anyone who reads the Beast on a regular basis already knows, they basically have a monopoly on that award, so we’re no terribly surprised that this one is bunk. Disappointed, yes. Surprised, no.
As much as we miss Scaramucci’s unique charm, we’ve been pretty pleased with Sarah Sanders. She’s proven to be a fantastic press secretary who takes absolutely no guff from the biased Washington press while not giving them quite as much “mockery fodder” as Spicer did during his tenure at the podium. She’s no Mooch, but as a rep for a president who likes to communicate directly with the public, she’s more than capable of getting the job done.