Anthony Scaramucci, that guy you know just got a job with Trump but can’t remember which because all you can think of is a certain Queen song, is about to make himself memorable. The former Trump critic has shed his past as a relatively reasonable person. Now, ready to do Trump’s dirty work, Scaramucci is about to start firing people if the “leaks” coming out of the White House don’t stop.
Sitting down with Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday, Scaramucci said he was going to get down to the business of altering behavior at the White House. Even if he couldn’t stop other government agencies from leaking info that was damaging to Trump, he planned to do whatever was necessary to stop it within the White House itself:
If the leaks don’t stop, I’m going to pare down the staff because it’s just not right. I think it’s not fair to the president, it’s actually not fair to America or the people in the government. I’m not going to be able to stop the leaks in the intergovernmental agencies and all that other stuff, that’s a different ball of wax. But something is going on in the White House that the president does not like and we’re going to fix it.
Scaramucci promised to let anyone stay who can “follow protocol” against leaks. He was less positive about who might stay, however, in his interview with CBS’s Face the Nation:
If you’re going to keep leaking, I’m going to fire everybody.
Perhaps the diminutive Wall Street financier intends to rely on his mafioso hairdo to seem tough enough to follow through with his threats. Perhaps being portrayed by Mario Cantone in the movie that is sure to be made about the Trump era will help cement his legacy (Editor’s note: That guy certainly scares me). But he made it clear that he was the new hard-liner at the White House. And as soon as the conversation turned back to Trump, Scaramucci also made it clear what his singular mission is:
We’re going to focus and refine the messaging from the White House. He’s one of the most effective communicators that has ever been born, and so we’re going to make sure to get that message out directly to the American people.
Lying already, Anthony? Everyone knows Trump was hatched.
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