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Trump's “political commissar” Scaramucci makes his first “kill”, chief of staff Priebus

Saturday, July 29th 2017 - 11:13 UTC
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President Donald Trump has named General John Kelly, who currently heads the Department of Homeland Security, as his next chief of staff. The announcement, made on Twitter on Friday afternoon, removes Reince Priebus from the role. Read full article

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  • imoyaro

    They forgot to mention his marriage as one of his kills. His wife announced she was divorcing him a day after the phone “interview” with a journalist with The New Yorker was made public...

    Jul 29th, 2017 - 04:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    For anyone interested, here is Scaramucci's 'profanity-filled rant':

    http://www.newyorker.com/news/ryan-lizza/anthony-scaramucci-called-me-to-unload-about-white-house-leakers-reince-priebus-and-steve-bannon

    Some choice phrases:

    “Reince is a fucking paranoid schizophrenic, a paranoiac.”

    “I’m not Steve Bannon, I’m not trying to suck my own cock. I’m not trying to build my own brand off the fucking strength of the President. I’m here to serve the country.”

    “They’re trying to resist me, but it’s not going to work. I’ve done nothing wrong on my financial disclosures, so they’re going to have to go fuck themselves.”

    He was complaining that Priebus had leaked his financial disclosure form, and that this was a felony and he had called the FBI and Department of Justice (the document is publicly available).

    He's a Wall Street financier who raised money for Obama in 2008, before he decided he didn't like Obama's financial policy.

    So far he's driven out conventional Republican Priebus, Spicer, and also his own wife. Seems like the perfect communications director for Trump.

    Jul 29th, 2017 - 11:30 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • imoyaro

    In this article, Rudolph Giuliani, the previous mayor of New York makes clear that there is little difference between this mook and the president. “He’s a purebred New Yorker. He’s lit a firecracker in that place. What you’re seeing in Scaramucci is the president’s style.”

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/28/us/politics/donald-trump-anthony-scaramucci-new-york.html

    Interesting to note, Scaramucci's wife is 9 months pregnant.

    Jul 30th, 2017 - 12:00 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Heisenbergcontext

    It's not as entertaining as Game of Thrones - no dragons for instance - but it's getting there. I wonder when Trump's alt-right supporters are going to wake up and smell the coffee? What are the Breitbart crew going to say, for instance, when Steve Bannon also gets the boot?

    As amusing as all this is to observe, it's also rather terrifying ( and sad ) to see what Trump and his minions are doing to what's left of America's credibility and moral legitimacy.

    Jul 30th, 2017 - 08:12 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • imoyaro

    ”As amusing as all this is to observe, it's also rather terrifying ( and sad ) to see what Trump and his minions are doing to what's left of America's credibility and moral legitimacy.“

    ”No Comment.”

    Jul 30th, 2017 - 11:33 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Kipper

    A perfect Mercopeguin article which allows British commenters to post anti American sentiments.

    Jul 31st, 2017 - 01:46 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Heisenbergcontext

    Geez Hepatia, you sound so uninspired. If your gonna troll, at least put some conviction, some wit,some PASSION into it. Your 'contributions' of late have all the charm of, well...dead fish comes to mind. Up your game girl!

    Jul 31st, 2017 - 03:16 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Clyde15

    Scaramucci seems like a mafiosa character straight out of the Godfather.

    Jul 31st, 2017 - 08:53 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • imoyaro

    How amusing. Just like that the Mook is out! It appears that Kelly canned him...

    Jul 31st, 2017 - 06:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    Kipper/Hepatia

    You never post anti-British sentiments....what a liar !

    Jul 31st, 2017 - 10:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    “Just like that the Mook is out!”

    Awwwww. What a shame; if the WH is gonna be crazy anyway it might as well be an entertaining kind of crazy. Plus I was really hoping he'd kick out Bannon before he got the chop himself.

    Jul 31st, 2017 - 11:26 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Clyde15

    If this was made into a film, you would not believe it !

    Aug 01st, 2017 - 08:10 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • imoyaro

    Yep. Surreal.

    Aug 01st, 2017 - 09:07 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • :o))

    Who will be “The Next” to get the boot?

    Aug 02nd, 2017 - 10:01 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Kipper

    Whether I have posted anti British sentiments is irrelevant. But I have never posted anti American sentiments and that's what is important!

    Aug 03rd, 2017 - 03:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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