August 18th, 2019
In July of 2017, during his shots stint working at the White House, Anthony Scaramucci was excoriated by the media as a foul mouthed goon. After his controversial appointment as White House communications director on July 21st, 2017, White House. Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and spokesman Sean Spicer both left their posts over his hiring.
Then just a week after being named, he launched a strongly worded attack on Mr Priebus, calling him a “paranoid schizophrenic” in a conversation with a reporter.
In the same phone call, he also directed profanity-laced insults at Chief Strategist Steve Bannon. Mr Scaramucci later tweeted his regret at the “colourful language”, but the damage had already been done.
Undoubtedly Scaramucci was a train wreck as the White House communications director. He became a household name, largely thanks to his profanity-laden interview with the New Yorker. There was more scandal for Scaramucci as news of his divorce broke in the New York Post.
In his brief tenure, Scaramucci created headlines by threatening to fire the entire White communications team, and calling New Yorker reporter Ryan Lizza and accusing outgoing White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus of leaking information. “Reince is a fucking paranoid schizophrenic, a paranoiac,” Scaramucci told Lizza.
Scaramucci’s former wife, Deidre Ball, had filed for divorce. The New York Post said she was fed up with his “naked political ambition“. It is that same ambition that has turned Scaramucci into the hero and darling of those who were bound and determined to destroy him in 2017. His need to remain relevant and be before the cameras has turned him into a prodigal Benedict Arnold.