Now that Anthony Scaramucci is no longer the communications director at the White House, many people have brought up the things Scaramucci gave up for his coveted position. The news of Scaramucci being ousted from his role is yet another episode in the shake-ups taking place within Donald Trump's tumultuous administration. Prior to the stunning Scaramucci development, chief of staff Reince Priebus was removed from his title, while press secretary Sean Spicer resigned.
So far, there is scarce information about the former New York financier's removal from the White House but key notes from sources familiar to Scaramucci show that he may return to his previous job title. According to sources within the White House, Scaramucci offered to resign on Monday and requested to be re-appointed as chief strategy officer at the Export-Import Bank. Scaramucci was the bank's senior vice president as well as its chief strategy officer prior to becoming the communications director for the White House.
Just a few days before being removed from his position, Scaramucci's profanity-laced diatribe against Priebus and chief strategist Steve Bannon appeared in The New Yorker, shocking thousands of readers. But it isn't just Scaramucci's predilection for expletives that has stunned Americans. Many have pointed to the things Scaramucci left behind while pursuing his career in the White House.
1. His Marriage With Deidre Ball
Scaramucci not only lost his job, he lost his marriage as well. According to Page Six gossip column of The New York Post, Scaramucci's wife Deidre Ball filed for divorce while pregnant with their second child.
Ball's lawyer, Jill Stone, confirmed the divorce report but stressed that the divorce was not due to Scaramucci seeking a position in the White House.
2. His Company
Not only did Scaramucci's marriage crumble, he also decided to sell his hedge fund network prior to becoming a member of the White House.
While gearing up to join the Trump administration as its communications director, Scaramucci sold his company SkyBridge Capital to HNA Group in China, according to CNN Money.
3. Seeing His Child's Birth
Perhaps the most remarked upon incident from the Scaramucci fiasco is that he apparently missed the birth of his son. Scaramucci was reportedly in West Virginia when his wife went into labor and with Trump when the delivery took place.
Apparently, he had planned to be with his wife but a source close to the couple said, "There was discussion between him, her, and the divorce attorneys about Anthony going to the hospital and unfortunately… the delivery was sudden."
4. A Dignified Departure
Anthony Scaramucci was escorted from White House grounds today after ouster, per source familiar with the scene— Jackie Alemany (@JaxAlemany) July 31, 2017
In addition to the ordeal with his wife, missing his child's birth for a Trump event, selling his company to be a communications director, Scaramucci apparently had to endure a rather embarrassing exit from the White House.
Upon the day of his removal, Scaramucci was reportedly "escorted from White House grounds" according to reporter Jackie Alemany, who cited a source present at the scene.
5. His Life, According To Harvard's Law School
In what appears to be a case of a typo, the directory for Harvard Law's alumni apparently listed Scaramucci as deceased.
The directory apologized for the error. A spokeswoman told The Washington Post, "Regrettably, there is an error in the Harvard Law School alumni directory in the listing for Anthony Scaramucci."
6. His Reputation
Scaramucci had that job for 10 days and it already basically ruined his life and reputation.— Jamelle Bouie (@jbouie) July 31, 2017
Observers online have commented on Scaramucci's downward spiral and how it happened in such a short amount of time.
In the midst of a failed marriage, a missed child delivery, a sold company, a reported escorting from the White House grounds, and an erroneous listing one's name in the deceased category, it's hard to forget that Scaramucci's downfall took place within 10 brutally short days. He was ousted before he was even sworn in.