Chaotic musical chairs,Shakespearean style backstabbing in the West Wing & UPDATE

Chief of Staff Reince Priebus out, Scaramucci falls short in communications department

 Anthony Scaramucci, the White House communications director on the job for a week, let go with a barrage of blue language that might even make even the most uncouth blush.

In a profanity-laced tirade on a phone call to New Yorker reporter Ryan Lizza, Scaramucci railed about “leakers,” hurling vicious barbs at Reince Priebus, the White House chief of staff and Steve Bannon, President Trump’s chief strategist, while issuing threats of firing “everyone.”

“What I’m going to do is, I will eliminate everyone in the comms team and we’ll start over,” Scaramucci was quoted as saying.

Angry about Lizza’s report of a private White House dinner Scaramucci threatened, “They’ll all be fired by me. I fired one guy the other day. I have three to four people I’ll fire tomorrow. I’ll get to the person who leaked that to you.”

 Scaramucci is a Harvard educated lawyer who worked for Goldman-Sachs early in his financial career. Politically, he’s been all over the map, endorsing Jeb Bush prior to joining Trump’s presidential campaign team. He co-chaired Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential finance committee and is liberal on social issues, advocating for same-sex marriage and restrictive gun laws. Going back to 2015, he has been critical of Trump, disparaging his stated intent to build a wall along our southern border. He donated to the campaigns of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.

Press secretary Sean Spicer resigned after President Trump appointed Scaramucci, as his communications director, who would bypass Spicer and report directly to the president. Spicer had previously worked for the Republican National Committee, which Priebus chaired.

And Reince Priebus — a man with political contacts and insider knowledge worth their weight in gold? He was unceremoniously pushed out as White House chief of staff Friday, resigning, with grace and kind words for the president. Priebus was replaced by John Kelly, the secretary of homeland security and retired four-star Marine general.

President Trump has unfairly endured more vitriol from the leftwing, Hillary-supporting  media than any of his predecessors, yet he needs to remain steady. Conservatives can only hope this is the end of the shuffling and oustings, and that U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions  — a man  with outstanding credentials, continues to disregard the verbal slings and arrows and stays on the job.

The Shakespearean tragedy “Macbeth,” written in the early 1600’s, demonstrated that catering to political whims based in the notion of a divine right of the reining monarch can have disastrous results. Those of us who support President Trump see the need for impulse control.

July 29, 2017:

Scaramucci out within days — a mere 250 hours — of his appointment as White House communications director

Retired General John Kelly, President Trump’s new chief of staff, firmly asserted his authority on his first day in the White House stating he will impose military discipline in the chaotic West Wing. He underscored his intent by firing classless Anthony Scaramucci, the bombastic communications director, 10 days after he was hired. Scaramucci disgracefully distinguished himself with an x-rated and threat filled  rant (linked in original post above) at a reporter regarding a leak naming dinner guests at a small gathering with the president.

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9 Responses to Chaotic musical chairs,Shakespearean style backstabbing in the West Wing & UPDATE

  1. MacBeth says:

    Your Shakespeare analogy is right on! I know of what I speak!

  2. State Delegate says:

    It’s true that President Trump is more maligned than any president — at least in my memory. The libs own the press and its agenda is hatred of anyone not in their radical leftist camp. It’s also true that President Trump provides plenty of fodder. ..
    He needs a restraint. My hope is that Gen. Kelly might be able to provide that. Keeping m fingers crossed.

    Scaramucci was a rotten choice.

  3. Conservative Since Birth says:

    Hopefully, Lt. Gen. John Kelly will bring order to the West Wing. Ever since I read that Reince Preibus and Paul Ryan were close (both from WI), I didn’t trust him. I always wondered if he was leaking to Paul Ryan or other anti-Trumpers. Anthony Scaramucci is an opportunist – like Megyn Kelly. Scaramucci sold his Wall Street business in January to hopefully hop on the Trump train. His wife is divorcing him over the whole thing – married 3 years, two little children, she’s not a Trump supporter and his ambition made her sick. (I think McCain has him beat in the backstabbing and the uncouth (above SRAZ post) language department.)

    Trump went into the White House pretty much alone – no swamp dwellers by his side. He needs some time to get his team together and if he handles that the way he handled his loyal, respectful family growing up, we’ll be off and running.

    I am a fan of Jeff Sessions. I hope he’s around for a long, long time in the cabinet.

    • Frankly Speaking says:

      I was unaware of the relationship between Paul Ryan, (who I view as a dual animal combo of RINO and snake) and Reince Preibus. Thanks for that info. Also for the additional background on Scaramucci, who scares me muchi.

      I’ve been (and remain) a strong Trump supporter, but I am disgusted by his treatment of Jeff Sessions. If he’s unhappy with Sessions, he should discuss it with him privately instead of blasting his ire to the entire world on his overused Twitter account. It is beyond insulting to a decent and brilliant man who deserves much better treatment. Trump has exhibited neither tact nor decency in relation to Attorney General Sessions.He’s fortunate for Trump Sessions remains loyal, but it’s clear Trump wants him to resign.

  4. Patrick says:

    Trump has been able to run his companies without being accountable to anyone and seems to want to continue this practice in the Presidency. It is doomed to fail.

    I am so opposed to any President bringing relatives into an administration, be it JFK, Bill Clinton, or Donald Trump.

  5. jojo says:

    POTUS is not only fighting the MSM, democrats but the majority of Republicans. I don’t care what kind of language anyone uses. Just get the job done. This is what cleaning out the sewer of leaks into DC from every state in the union looks like. Which representative from AZ has stood up for him. My recollection is ZERO The back stabbing liar McCain laughed at us stupid people who have allowed him to ruin the GOP in AZ and continue to lie & laugh at us WHAT THE HELL TO THESE “HIRED HANDS” DO ALL DAY IN DC EXCEPT RAISE $$ FOR REELECTION. Gosar is the only one that seems concerned about us citizens. Fire the rest of ’em, including welfare queen DUCEY.

    • Braveheart says:

      your points are well taken, except for Scaramucci’s vulgar rant. (Did you read his actual words?) He represents the President of the United State. He should honor that postilion and the president. It was a very inauspicious beginning. Can you imagine Sean Spicer using that gutter language?

  6. Saguaro Sam says:

    I would like to see Trump bring in Newt Gingrich; Mike Huckabee, and Rudy Guiliani for starters.
    And wouldn’t it be great if Trump only knew about the true conservative patriot, J.D. Hayworth.

    Within the past week, Paul Ryan has made it a point to give verbal high 5’s to Mueller and Priebus—which is all I need to know about it.

    Meanwhile, People magazine is reporting that “someone” has placed commercially printed signs along “McCain’s road”. The signs say “THANK YOU”.
    (Seems like maybe Obama blew thru Cornville.)

    Monday he will start tx at Mayo with post-surgical radiation and chemo.
    No doubt he chose Mayo for their ability to keep a tight lid on info and the fact that they know how to roll out the red carpet for high profile folks.
    Highly orchestrated lockdown.