Anthony Scaramucci was brought into the Trump administration because Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump wanted to get rid of former Chief of Staff Reince Priebus.
Jonathan Swan of Axios reported, “Jared and Ivanka brought in Scaramucci as an instrument of destruction against Reince Priebus, according to multiple sources. He was used as a tool to end Priebus’ tenure in the corner office. A source familiar with Jared and Ivanka’s thinking said they’re fully supportive of the general and will follow his lead. They were irritated by Scaramucci’s comments to The New Yorker, but from their perspective, he served his primary purpose: destroying Reince.”
For those who are keeping score at home, the Mooch was brought in to force out Priebus and all of his RNC allies. John Kelly was elevated to chief of staff to get rid of Scaramucci. The dysfunction in the White House isn’t caused by leakers or former RNC employees. The problem with this White House begins and ends with the Trumps. The Trumps are playing manipulative games because they are a paranoid bunch that doesn’t trust anyone outside of their small inner circle.
Gen. Kelly is going to get the benefit of the doubt now, but if things continue to go south for this administration, he will be out on his ear as fast as all of the others who have stopped working for Trump. No government can run effectively with the President and his family endlessly plotting chaos and drama. Profane tirade or not, The Mooch never stood a chance.
It doesn’t matter who the chief of staff and communications director are. The problem begins and ends with Trump and his family.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor, who is White House Press Pool, and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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