Written by DML
It’s been a week. That’s it. Anthony Scaramucci (AC) has been in the White House for just 7 days and yet he is the biggest story in the media — and it ain’t good.
AC was brought in to “fix” the communications department. He was to get the president’s message back on track and out to the American people in a way that hadn’t been done in the first 6 months. But what’s happened in his first week is just the opposite.
Instead of “Make America Great Again” being in the spotlight, it’s Scaramucci who is sucking up all the TV air time with his mobster-style threats and truck driver mouth.
In two childish rants given to a left-leaning magazine, AC tosses Steven Bannon and Reince Priebus under the bus. The one rant is so disgusting, I just cannot get myself to write it for a second time in 12 hours. You can click here to read it for yourself. But I will write this… what he said about Steve Bannon was so vulgar and so unprofessional that it would be grounds for firing in almost any business setting, especially these days.
“I love the president.” AC has had to say the phrase no less than 1,000,000 times this week. My take is this: “Relax pal! We all love the president. How about you stop talking about you, and start talking about jobs, the border wall and healthcare reform. How about getting away from the TV screen and getting inside the back room where your job is supposed to be carried out.”
My problem with AC is he is conducting himself like a “hot shot” who thinks he is more powerful and clever than everyone else around him. If this is how he acts after one week, it’s not going to get better with time.
The White House has leaks, yes, and they need to be stopped. But destroying your own team in public and threatening to fire everyone causes terrible morale, and it makes it near impossible to find great talent. I for one would never consider working for AC now that I see who he is and what he is capable of.
But this is my opinion, and I am more interested right now in your opinion. Should President Trump fire Scaramucci? I suggest there are two ways to look at this question before answering.
If Trump fires him now, the president will take some fire from the new media, but within a week the Scaramucci story will have gone away. Some other event will take center stage, and the Wall Street insider will be back on Fox News ranting and raving about how much he “loves” everybody. By firing him now, Trump will send a clear message to Steve Bannon and his team that he will not allow anyone to speak about the team HE PICKED in such a demeaning manner.
The other decision available to Trump is to leave AC in place. Tell him to shut up and get to work. The problem with this strategy is nobody within the White House will trust AC, and it will take months to get any level of productive workflow going. The upside is the president won’t have to take the wrath from the liberal press who will rant about Trump’s poor hiring skills. Although, that will probably happen now either way.
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