Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci expressed confidence Wednesday that he could earn the winning spot of National Public Radio’s political story of the year.
Scaramucci, fired after 10 days on the job, is one of the two finalists in the second round of NPR’s sports-style bracket to decide the top political story of the year. The other contender is “Team Charlottesville,” representing the August white supremacist rally ending in a counter-demonstrator’s death.
In the first round, Scaramucci won against the October murder of eight people in New York City with a rented truck, taking about 73 percent of more than 2,400 votes on the social platform.
Winners are chosen in Twitter polls by NPR.
“Team Charlottesville is a tough 2nd round matchup,” Scaramucci tweetd.“Very offensive squad, can torch you (w/ Citronella candles). But Team Mooch is battle-tested, prevents leak outs and has great guard play – a recipe for success in the tournament.”
Scaramucci’s light-hearted response to the win sparked backlash from some Twitter users.
“Charlottesville+torches. You’re extra douchee today,” one person wrote in response to his tweet.
“This is so gross,” another person wrote.
“It rules that you have embraced yourself as a meme that represents complete public failure on a massive scale. Way to go buddy,” added yet another.
Team Charlottesville is a tough 2nd round matchup. Very offensive squad, can torch you (w/ Citronella candles). But Team Mooch is battle-tested, prevents leak outs and has great guard play – a recipe for success in the tournament #surviveandadvance #nprbrackets @NPR @nprpolitics https://t.co/GxglUs5qHx
— Anthony Scaramucci (@Scaramucci) December 27, 2017
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