Anthony "the Mooch" Scaramucci's week has been a pretty unfortunate one, professionally. After just 10 days serving as director of communications in the White House, Scaramucci was fired — and now his Twitter bio changed too. While it once read "Assistant to the President, Director of Communications" it turned significantly sadder on Monday — because it's now just blank.
A change of social media descriptions is par for course after any big job change. But for someone like Scaramucci, who was so gung-ho and confident about his new job and proximity to President Donald Trump, it's probably going to sting a bit more.
Scaramucci's exit came on Monday, according to statements from the White House, in an effort to make way for the new Chief of Staff John Kelly to have "a clean slate" to build his own staff. As the New York Times reported, Kelly's intentions were to have more order in the White House — which didn't line up with Scaramucci's whirlwind week of salacious soundbites. It was the former four-star Marine general's first day at work that coincided with Scaramucci's last.
Per the White House statement:
Mr. Scaramucci felt it was best to give Chief of Staff John Kelly a clean slate and the ability to build his own team. We wish him all the best.
The now-infamous (and meme-worthy) interview with The New Yorker's Ryan Lizza had given most Americans their picture of his character. In that supposed conversation, full of profanity yet bafflingly still on the record (i.e. fair game to publish), Scaramucci reportedly took aim at his new co-workers. In the rapid-fire conversation he supposedly referred to Kelly's predecessor, Reince Priebus, as a "f*cking paranoid schizophrenic" and reportedly crudely compared White House advisor Steve Bannon's behavior to autofellatio.
White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders touched on the interview when she addressed questions from reporters on Monday about Scaramucci's firing.
According to Sanders, the lack of propriety in Scaramucci's actions paired with honoring Kelly's "authority" in his first few days on the job were at play in Trump's decision:
The president certainly felt that Anthony's comments were inappropriate for a person in that position and he didn't want to burden General Kelly.
With that kind of exit — and a rough 10 days of social media overexposure — it's understandable that Scaramucci decided to take his "L" and leave his twitter blank for a little while. What exactly he's going to do next (along with if and when he'll feel comfortable putting it in his bio) remains up in the air.