Scaramucci Isn’t The Problem, 45 Is The Problem.
White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci is out after 11 whole days in office. It comes days after “The Mooch” unloaded on former chief of staff Reince Priebus and White House chief strategist Steve Bannon in an expletive-laden rant to New Yorker reporter Ryan Lizza. This isn’t about Anthony Scaramucci though. To quote Hyman Roth in The Godfather II “He’s small potatoes.”
It’s Not Scaramucci, It’s Trump
Since December, Trump’s Communications Directors have been Jason Miller, Sean Spicer, Mike Dubke, Sean Spicer again, then Anthony Scaramucci. Communications directors, often called public relations directors, oversee communications within a company or organization, and they also represent their employer to the public. Well, Trump tweets every morning and no one can represent him because he often contradicts himself or just flatly doesn’t make any sense. Only Trump knows what Trump is thinking.
The record for changes is 35 cabinet members set by George W. Bush and Harry Truman. Cutting 45 some slack, he is absolutely unique in that virtually all Democrats and the Republican establishment did not want him. This makes it much more complex for him to navigate.
But Trump didn’t say that did he? He and his followers told us he was a straight shooter. A master negotiator who told it like it was with a history of getting things done. Trump made 661 promises on the campaign trail. He made 36 day one promises while campaigning and broke 34 of them. Trump broke 64 promises in his first month in office while keeping 7. He broke 80 in his first 100 days. The President put that on himself.
The problem is not Anthony Scaramucci. The problem is not Reince Priebus nor is it James Comey. The problem is not Corey Lewandowski, Chris Christie, nor Paul Manafort. Michael Flynn, Sam Nunberg nor Sean Spicer were the problems either. The problem is with 45. He is embroiled in scandal and is in over his head with this job. The casualties of this are the people who are loyal to him in a work capacity which should never have been an issue according to 45. Afterall, he hires the best people.