Scaramucci’s Firing & Trump’s Sexism Are Linked In This One Amazing Tweet
The White House announced Monday that communications director Anthony Scaramucci will be leaving his position after a mere 10 days on the job. According to Washington Post reporter Robert Costa, President Trump and his family were unhappy being associated with Scaramucci's "vulgarity," and though it's true that the former investment banker is a fan of profanity, that's a pretty rich reason for Trump to fire Scaramucci, as one tweet makes clear.
Costa wrote on Twitter that Trump and his family "did not appreciate how [Scaramucci's] comments linked them to vulgarity," adding that they "like to play rough but not be laughed at/embrsd."
That would be a reference to Scaramucci's recent interview with the New Yorker, in which he referred to former White House chief of staff Reince Priebus as a "f*cking paranoid schizophrenic" and accused top Trump advisor Steve Bannon of trying to "suck [his] own c*ck."
If Costa's reports are correct, the first family wasn't happy about being "linked" to Scaramucci's profane comments, and that's part of why he's is out. That reasoning is curious, as Huffington Post editor Chloe Angyal perfectly pointed out, given Trump's own history of saying things more profane than anything Scaramucci uttered in that New Yorker interview.
Trump did indeed boast that, thanks to his fame, he could do whatever he wanted to women around him, including "grab 'em by the pussy." He also said on The View that "if Ivanka weren't my daughter, perhaps I'd be dating her." And let's not forget that, when his younger daughter Tiffany was an infant, Trump speculated about how big her breasts would be when she was an adult.
Costa reported that both Trump and his family were put off by Scaramucci's comments. Soon thereafter, NBC New York confirmed the second part of this, writing in a tweet that women in the Trump administration, "including Ivanka and Melania Trump," were "disgusted" by the language Scaramucci used in that interview.
But of course, Ivanka and Melania continued to support Trump even after his "grab 'em by the pussy" comments surfaced, with Melanie saying at the time that her husband was simply engaged in "boy talk." It's unclear why they, or anybody in the Trump administration, would take issue with Scaramucci's vulgarity but not Trump's.
Although Scaramucci will no longer be Trump's communications director, it's unclear whether he'll remain in White House in a different capacity or leave the Trump administration entirely.