Just as we predicted earlier this week, the very public feud between White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and new Comms Director Anthony Scaramucci would probably result in Priebus’s ouster.
And sure enough, that’s what transpired late yesterday.
What’s more odd than the episode that spilled over onto the front page of the New Yorker is that Trump invited Priebus onto Air Force One yesterday — along with ‘Mooch’ — then told Priebus he was out and needed to exit the plane where a car was waiting for him.
Ouch, that burns.
So the ‘resignation’ really wasn’t anything other than a typical ‘you’re fired’.
Now with Mooch in charge, more heads are likely to roll.
Here’s more from Redstate…
This is the insanity of electing a reality TV host as president.
You don’t get sound, reasoned government. You get a circus act. You get the “Jerry Springer” presidency.
When Trump brought Anthony Scaramucci in as communications director, White House press secretary Sean Spicer apparently saw the writing on the wall and resigned.
Good for him.
Spicer knew what was coming, and wanted no part in it.
Scaramucci has proven to be combative and vile, just like the man who brought him in, and trouble followed closely behind him.
Throughout the week, the new communications director has been taking shots at “leakers,” and making it known that he had White House chief of staff Reince Priebus in his crosshairs.
On Thursday, the New Yorker released the transcript of a conversation between Scaramucci and reporter Ryan Lizza that was so unhinged and so profane, under a normal administration, he would have been released from his duties without delay.
The worst part about it was that he was targeting colleagues by name.
So who did Trump let go on Friday?
Well, it wasn’t Scaramucci.
A Wall Street Journal article points out how the Commander-in-Chief felt about the latest, very open conflict between those on his staff.
President Trump was reportedly unhappy with former chief of staff Reince Priebus for not “returning fire” at White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci following an explosive interview with the New Yorker this week.
An adviser to Trump told The Wall Street Journal that Trump was “dismissive” of Priebus for not firing back at Scaramucci. Scaramucci unloaded on Priebus in the interview with New Yorker writer Ryan Lizza, calling the then-chief of staff a “f——— paranoid schizophrenic” and a “paranoiac.”
Want further proof that Trump “leads” by pitting his staff against each other, rather than trying to foster a team atmosphere?
When he let Priebus know he was done as chief of staff, he didn’t take him aside and deliver the news. He brought him on Air Force One – along with Anthony Scaramucci – and delivered the news, before dismissing him from the plane to a waiting car on the tarmac.