Moochy We Hardly Knew Ye

Moochy We Hardly Knew Ye
President Trump appointed Anthony “The Mooch” Scaramucci as his new Communications Director 12 days ago. A few days later the slick New York finance guy communicated to The New Yorker‘s Ryan Lizza by phone in an expletive-laced rant threatening other White House staff, especially Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, who soon resigned. Yesterday Anthony Scaramucci was fired by the new White House Chief of Staff, General John Kelly (Matt Taibbi had predicted this).

Mr. Scaramucci looks forward to spending more time with his … um, no.

Mrs. Scaramucci, 9 months pregnant, filed for divorce three weeks ago, citing her husband’s obsession with politics and Donald Trump as a factor contributing to their alienation. When she gave birth to his son last Monday, The Mooch was at the Boy Scout Jamboree in West Virginia with his true love, Donald Trump. In his defense, he did text his congratulations.

But don’t cry for The Mooch. He’s selling his 44% share in SkyBridge Capital, a move that will earn him $80 million. He’s selling the dubious outfit to a mysterious Chinese corporation.


“Anthony Scaramucci, explained,” Matthew Yglesias and Andrew Prokop, Vox

“Trump reportedly loved Anthony Scaramucci’s vulgar rants, until they got too much attention,” Peter Weber, The Week

“Trump Screws The Mooch: Scaramucci Out as White House Communications Director,” Lachlan Markay and Asawin Suebsaeng, Daily Beast

“Inside Mooch’s firing,” Jonathan Swan, Axios

“Scaramucci got fired after 10 days. Before his formal start date.” Carly Sitrin, Vox

“Scaramucci’s short, wild ride through Trump’s White House,” Josh Dawsey, Annie Karnim, and Tara Palmeri, Politico

“The Mooch takes a fall of biblical proportions,” Dana Milbank, Washington Post

“Am I my Mooch’s keeper?” Alexandra Petri, Washington Post


“Scaramucci is everything wrong with the Trump administration,” Matthew Walther, The Week

“Trump, ‘Mooch,’ and the Rise of the New York Douchebag,” Jeet Heer, The New Republic

“Anthony Scaramucci Dreams of State-Run TV — Let’s See How That’s Working Out in Poland,” Robert Mackey, The Intercept

“Anthony Scaramucci erroneously listed as dead in the new Harvard Law alumni directory,” Emily Heil, Washington Post

“Scaramucci dines at the Trump hotel after White House exit,” Aida Chavez, The Hill

“Anthony Scaramucci Invested Anywhere Between $250,001 and $500,000 in an Anti-Bullying Musical,” Gabriella Paiella, The Cut


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