With former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci out of a job, the question of whether outgoing White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s departure is still proceeding as planned was raised. According to the new press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sander, nothing has changed.
“I’m not aware of any changes that have been made on that front,” Huckabee Sanders said of Spicer’s mid-August departure date.
Spicer was doing the job of communications director and press secretary before President Trump hired Anthony Scaramucci. The day Scaramucci was hired, Spicer quickly resigned.
It was announced that Scaramucci had been removed from his position, Monday. The shocking development comes only a week after he started his working in the White House.
According to reports, President Trump removed Scaramucci from his position partly because of crude publicized language he used in reference to Reince Priebus and Steve Bannon.
Another reason given for the departure is the installment of the new Chief of Staff John Kelly. According to reports, Kelly requested the change be made immediately.
Typically, the communications director reports directly to the chief of staff. But Scaramucci had previously bragged that he reported directly to the president.
The unusual chain of command didn’t sit well with the four-star general. Thus, Kelly wanted it to be very clear that he was in charge, and therefore Scaramucci was let go immediately following the swearing in of Kelly.
One Twitter user summed up the progression of events. In his post, Paul Farhi writes: “To summarize: Spicer quit because of Scaramucci, who took down Priebus, who was replaced by Kelly, who took down Scaramucci.”
To summarize: Spicer quit because of Scaramucci, who took down Priebus, who was replaced by Kelly, who took down Scaramucci.
— Paul Farhi (@farhip) July 31, 2017
Scaramucci may fulfill another role in the White House, according to reports, although no announcements have been made.
DML NEWS CEO, Dennis Michael Lynch claims it would be a mistake to keep Scaramucci. “He’s a guy with a black cloud over his head and a big mouth too go with it. His personal problems are too great, and he’s a scorn guy. It’s best to just cut ties and let him go. As I noted last week, if Trump dumps him now, nobody will remember Scaramucci by the end of August,” wrote DML.
While Scaramucci’s future is unclear, his week in the White House has been daunting. After being announced as the new communications director, he’s faced intense scrutiny, became embroiled in the Preibus controversy, his wife filed for divorce and his alma mater Harvard listed him as dead.
Spicer, meanwhile, is proceeding with his plans. Reportedly, he’s being courted by major news networks and even reality TV show “Dancing with the Stars.”
DML also provided insight about what should happen next when searching for a communications director. DML said, “The president has a good message, but it’s not getting out to the masses. He needs to get a guy or gal who can get the message back on track by going back to basics. They have to rely on the red hat with the message that reads, ‘Make America Great Again.’ The comms director has to ensure Trump’s message is based on the hat. If there is a tweet, an ad, or a speech that doesn’t tie back to the message on the red hat, then it shouldn’t be said or written.”
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