When Reince Priebus resigned on Friday afternoon and capped off the White House's week from hell — a week that had boasted two firings, one transphobic policy, one failed healthcare proposal, and roughly eight unprintable New Yorker quotes — you probably thought the administration would stay quiet for a while. Not so fast! By the end of Gen. John Kelly's first day as chief of staff, Anthony Scaramucci, aka "The Mooch," had been unceremoniously fired. Twitter leapt into the fray with some glorious "The Mooch" jokes, just to rub salt in the White House's wounds.
In case you're losing track of the increasingly far-fetched storylines in this season of The Trump Administration: Reince Priebus didn't hire a communications director as quickly as Trump wanted. Trump bypassed Priebus, then the president's chief of staff, to hire financier Anthony Scaramucci. Both Priebus and ally Sean Spicer vehemently opposed Scaramucci's hiring, and Spicer quit in protest. This was swiftly followed by Priebus' resignation, which was then followed by Scaramucci's. Oh, and Gen. John Kelly took over Priebus' job and fired Scaramucci within one working day. Still with me?
If not, I don't blame you. It's been one hell of a week for the Trump administration, and Twitter is here for it.
1. He Won't Even Make The Dinner
Unfortunately for the Mooch, the minimum tenure to get invited to the annual WH Comms Directors Reunion is 3 weeks— Dan Pfeiffer (@danpfeiffer) July 31, 2017
2. Farewell, Mooch
3. Your Grandchildren Will Be So Confused
Imagine trying to convince your grandkids that the White House once hired, for exactly 10 days, a comms director named “The Mooch."— Max Fisher (@Max_Fisher) July 31, 2017
4. Even Thomas Can't Handle It
*opens up NYT article about the Mooch* pic.twitter.com/tnh2nzKC8L— Melanie Dione (@beauty_jackson) July 31, 2017
5. A New Best Friend
6. A Poetic Twist
I have fired— Clicky McBaity (@FOIAsaxa) July 31, 2017
that was in
you were probably
he was ridiculous
and so bold
7. A Lost Episode Come To Life
The Mooch is America's Nikki and Paulo episode from LOST. pic.twitter.com/PrTfRnkP47— Anthony Breznican (@Breznican) July 31, 2017
8. We'll Always Have This
9. What Could These Two Be Doing?
The Mooch is out! Let's go live to Reince Priebus and Sean Spicer for a reaction. pic.twitter.com/ILS8mCV0jd— shauna (@goldengateblond) July 31, 2017
10. Ten Very Bad Days
11. We'll Always Have Tori
Anthony "The Mooch" Scaramucci will forever be remembered as the "Tori from Saved By The Bell" of the Trump administration.— Funny Or Die (@funnyordie) July 31, 2017
12. The General And The Mooch
American political sitcom "The General and the Mooch" canceled after pilot episode. https://t.co/jVZS58VWzO— David French (@DavidAFrench) July 31, 2017
13. Trump's Icarus
The Mooch was loose but he flew too close to the sun. We'll always have those blistering 11 days.— Adrian Carrasquillo (@Carrasquillo) July 31, 2017
14. Seriously, What's Going On?
I know we joke abt how working for trump ruins ur life but the mooch has lost his wife, kid, and job and he only started a week ago pic.twitter.com/9uPJQKspJq— KRANG T. NELSON (@KrangTNelson) July 31, 2017
15. Keeping Up With The White House
Breaking: THE MOOCH is out as Comm director. This is like keeping up with the Kardashians except they have the launch codes.— Sarah Asch (@sarahradinasch) July 31, 2017
16. The Fandango Is No More
17. Sorry About That, Bud
Sorry to whoever was going to play The Mooch on SNL. I'm sure you would've been great.— Jonathan Hall (@JonathanMHall) July 31, 2017
18. 2,400 Plays Long
I did the math, and #Scaramucci lasted for exactly 2,400 plays of Bohemian Rhapsody.— Chris Taylor (@FutureBoy) July 31, 2017
19. How To Lose A Mooch In 10 Days
20. Employee Of The Week
21. There's Been A Lot Going On
So #Scaramucci lands a job, gets his boss fired, has a baby, gets a divorce, and is fired in the same week? Sounds like a Seinfeld episode.— Matty Ice (@MattyIceUS) July 31, 2017
22. Got Milk?
FYI, if you bought milk the day #Scaramucci was hired, it's still good.— Sean (@OurIronLung) July 31, 2017
23. Loyalty Lost
#Scaramucci missed the birth of his baby to be with Trump last week, and today Trump fires him. That's what loyalty to Trump earns you.— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) July 31, 2017
24. "Like A Fruit Fly"
He got hired, divorced, had a baby, and fired in 10 days. Like a fruit fly. #Scaramucci— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) July 31, 2017
25. Can't Catch A Break
You go to the toilet in DC these days & you end up missing a major Trump scandal or firing or crazy tweet. Simply can't keep up. #Scaramucci— Mehdi Hasan (@mehdirhasan) July 31, 2017
26. Shine Bright, You Crazy Diamond
Few stars shine as brightly or as briefly as #Scaramucci, who this time 2 weeks ago was anonymous and married.— Greg Ó Ceallaigh (@gregoceallaigh) July 31, 2017
27. Sorry, Moochie
28. It's One Hell Of A Job
Taking a job in the Trump WH is like deciding to teach Defense Against the Dark Arts at Hogwarts #Scaramucci— zak ali (@_zakali) July 31, 2017
29. You Can Use This Meme For Everything!
30. This. Old. Tweet.
Some will win some will lose, some are born to sing the bluuuze!— Anthony Scaramucci (@Scaramucci) October 15, 2012
31. Kim K Has Nothing On Trump
Kim Kardashian's marriage to Kris Humphries lasted SEVEN TIMES longer than Anthony #Scaramucci as White House communications director.— Michael Kelly (@MichaelLKelly) July 31, 2017
32. The Fallen
The Trump administration should project fallen people’s faces on the night sky at the end of each day like in the Hunger Games. #Scaramucci— Hannah Levitan (@hrlevitan) July 31, 2017
33. Just Like Tinder
Fam. Trump swipes through, dates, and ghosts cabinet members like it's Tinder #Scaramucci— Wray's Nephew (@NatBurner89) July 31, 2017
34. More Fantastic Queen Puns
In the style of Bohemian Rhapsody:— Adam Hastings (@adamhasfriends) July 31, 2017
Trump: Sca-Ra-Mucci Go!
Chorus: we will not let him go!
Trump: Let him go! #Scaramucci
35. The Mooch 4 Ever
Just got my "The Mooch 4 Ever" neck tattoo. Time to take a big sip of iced coffee and read the news.— Maggie Serota 🚽 (@maggieserota) July 31, 2017
36. I'm Back!
Tomorrow:— Jesse Singal (@jessesingal) July 31, 2017
"And the new White House comms director is... The Mooch... AGAIN!?"
"Eyyyyy I'm back, baybee!"
37. What Would Sean Do?
The biggest loser is still Spicer, who not only stepped down bc he hated the Mooch, but also who is DEFINITELY getting bumped from DWTS now— Jazmine Hughes (@jazzedloon) July 31, 2017
38. But Was He Really Fired?
39. Cast The First Stone
Let he who hasn't started a new job, divorced, cussed out his coworkers on tv and gotten fired in 10 days throw the first stone. #Scaramucci— Chris Magill (@cmagill) July 31, 2017
40. Luckily For Priebus, Spicer, And Scaramucci...
41. All Of Five Minutes
42. He Hadn't Even Started Yet!
Scaramucci's *official start date* as WH Communications Director was August 15th.— Jeff B/DDHQ (@EsotericCD) July 31, 2017
It's July 31st.
That's gotta be some kind of record.
43. Next Up...
Next up for WH Communications Director . . . the drummer in Spinal Tap.— Jeffrey Toobin (@JeffreyToobin) July 31, 2017
44. Day Trading
#Scaramucci is out as WH Communications Director.— Nick Jack Pappas (@Pappiness) July 31, 2017
Not only is Trump hiring people who work on Wall Street, he's also day trading them.
45. Some Things That Beat Him
Things that last longer than a WH Communications Director:— O General My General (@rideatdawn) July 31, 2017
Stairway to Heaven's guitar solo
A ripe avocado
The Entourage Movie
46. Hiding In A Drawer
Spicer's gone, Preibus is gone, Mooch is gone and somewhere in the White House, staying very very quiet, Jeff Sessions is hiding in a drawer— maura quint (@behindyourback) July 31, 2017
47. Speaking Of That Metaphor...
So the Cain and Abel metaphor worked out. Reince's career dead and buried, Mooch's career cursed to restlessly wander the executive branch.— Pwn All The Things (@pwnallthethings) July 31, 2017
48. He's Back On The Market
Poor The Mooch, can you imagine having to create Eharmony & LinkedIn profiles both in the same week.— Stephen Pratt (@TheStephenPratt) July 31, 2017
49. Hey, Mooch...
"Hey Mooch, the new Chief of Staff, General Kelly, wants to see you in his office for a minute. He wants to promote ya!" pic.twitter.com/bSQh4R6Sbj— Dan "TBONE" O'Sulliv (@Bro_Pair) July 31, 2017
50. Even Chris Harrison Is Weighing In
51. Too Much Of The Mooch
Too Mooch of something is bad enough pic.twitter.com/41ezTx75Tc— Alexis Benveniste (@apbenven) July 31, 2017
52. Will Somebody Think Of Pickle?
Pickle is gonna be crushed by this mooch news— Slade Sohmer (@Slade) July 31, 2017
53. You Know What Would Be Fun?
someone should set up an interview with both reince and mooch at the same time/place without telling them the other one is coming— libby watson 🥞 (@libbycwatson) July 31, 2017
54. Trump Is Certainly Creating Jobs
Trump single-handedly solving the labor market fluidity problem by firing Mooch two weeks before he officially started.— Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) July 31, 2017
55. The Mooch Era
The White House will be divided by AM and PM: Ante Mooch and Post Mooch.— Matt Fuller (@MEPFuller) July 31, 2017
idk that's my tweet good luck out there everybody!
56. He Could Come Back For A Cameo
Mooch makes another cameo in season 6 when @POTUS has him mock 9th Chief of Staff Chris Christie's nacho lunch & then has Ivanka fire both— Tim Miller (@Timodc) July 31, 2017
Whatever you might think about the Trump administration's last ten days, you can't deny that it's given a lot of people an opportunity to sharpen their 140-character jokes.