Anthony Scaramucci Is Not Exiting Quietly


In this July 25, 2017, photo, White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci walks back to the West Wing of the White House in Washington. Scaramucci is out as White House communications director after just 11 days on the job. A person close to Scaramucci confirmed the staffing change just hours after President Donald Trump’s new chief of staff, John Kelly, was sworn into office. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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Anthony Scaramucci’s interview with the New Yorker‘s Ryan Lizza seem to be the gift that keeps on giving.

In newly released quotes from the interview, Scaramucci suggests that Mike Pence’s new chief of staff was hired to protect the Vice President from political chaos in the Trump Administration.

“Why is Nick there, bro,” Scaramucci asked Lizza. “Nick’s there to protect the vice president because the vice president can’t believe what the fuck is going on.”

As Talking Points Memo clarifies, “the Mooch” is referring to Nick Ayers. Vice President Mike Pence announced Nick Ayers as his new chief of staff on June 29th. The New York Times also suggested that Ayers was there for another reason, implying Ayers may have been there there to work donors and pave the way for a Pence 2020 presidential run. Pence slammed that story as not true.

Scaramucci’s tenure as communications advisor imploded on July 31st.

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