Spicer Resigns As Trump's Press Secretary, Scaramucci Appointed White House Communications Director

Tyler Durden's picture

It's official: moments ago the much anticipated departure of (now former) White House press secretary and communications director, Sean Spicer took place, when according to the NYT, Spicer resigned on Friday morning, "telling President Trump he vehemently disagreed with the appointment of New York financier Anthony Scaramucci as communications director."

Mr. Trump offered Mr. Scaramucci the job at 10 a.m. The president requested that Mr. Spicer stay on, but Mr. Spicer told Mr. Trump that he believed the appointment was a major mistake, according to person with direct knowledge of the exchange.

News of Spicer's resignation was promptly greeted with trolling by many...

... including Maxine Waters:

To all those who bought the "No" contract: congratulations: it's payout time:

Subsequently, it was reported that Spicer's position as press secretary would be taken over by Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

Meanwhile, as noted above, Trump appointed former SkyBridge Capital founder Anthony Scaramucci as White House Communications Director.

Scaramucci has been a vocal supporter of the president, having served in a top financial advisory role on Trump’s campaign. He has been an ardent defender of the president in television interviews.

He was also the subject of the recent hit piece from CNN that the network was forced to retract and apologize to him for, a piece that inaccurately accused him of being under multiple investigations—he is not under any—for “meetings” that never happened with Russian bankers. Three senior CNN editorial officials resigned over the story, amounting to what is still developing into one of the biggest scandals in journalistic history.

While news of Scaramucci's appointment first broke on Thursday night, White House chief of staff Reince Priebus tried to scuttle the appointment of Scaramucci due to a reported long-running feud with him, according to Breitbart, which adds that Steve Bannon, the ex-Executive Chairman of Breitbart News now the White House chief strategist, also objected to the Scaramucci appointment.

Bannon and Priebus have an alliance inside the White House where they are frequently at loggerheads with the “West Wing Democrats” like National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, National Economic Council director Gary Cohn, Jared Kusher, Ivanka Trump, and others.

Those opposed to the Scaramucci appointment did not succeed.

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SloMoe's picture


There's that word again...

FrozenGoodz's picture

Smartest thing splicey's done to date ... another swamp-ass to the swamp ... only job where vodka, pain-killers, and spinelessness are all requirements

Bill of Rights's picture

Do you have something you would like to share with us?

Never One Roach's picture

He forgot to say the pc standard, "I'm outraged!"

BennyBoy's picture


Now WTF is Melissa McCarthy going to do?!

BaBaBouy's picture

You Want Drama...?

Breaking... Trump would re-open investigation into Alleged MoonLanding was Faked...

W270's picture

Thats about your Butt Lift and not Mother Earth's satellite.  I bet you get lots of coments on having nipples on your ass cheeks.

AVmaster's picture

WHY, is this "news"...


All this is is the guy that talks to the reporters... 


No policy decisions are made by him, it's just a blowhard position to yell at the kids with... 


Who the fuck cares...

Four chan's picture

mike cernovich as new press secretary.

tmosley's picture


>Telling us about conversations via an anonymous source

Peanutz never learn.

farflungstar's picture

Stop eating buckets of ice cream hourly and get her fat unfunny ass on the treadmill

Tippoo Sultan's picture

Scaramucci was named Communications Director, not Press Secretary, which was Spicer's post.

Sarah Huckabee - come on down !

Fredo Corleone's picture

Is Scaramucci a Sicilian ?

Trump needs a wartime consigliere. Pop had Genco, look what Trump got: Spicer.

N0TME's picture

"Pop had Genco" - Genco was a the name of the olive oil business, not a wartime consigliere.  I think it was Rocko or Neri



Mountainview's picture

6 month is the max you can do this job. CNN and Twitting Trump will drive you nuts beyond this limit.

Mikeyyy's picture

I agree - Trump needs to get his ass on the treadmill pronto.  He's an embarrassment

geno-econ's picture

Actually President Trump offerred the job to Maria Zacharova but she turned it down saying it would not help his Russian investigation.

steve2241's picture

The Daily Briefing with a noontime dance show. Now that would be something worth tuning into!

geno-econ's picture

Beside,s Melania objected vehamently

Bytor325's picture

I was hoping for Maria Sharipova

Deep In Vocal Euphoria's picture

the swamp is self draining.....


oh boy i think back at the campaign...trump said he would drain the swamp....


he is the greatest deceiver i've seen....that fucking mafia zionist......dark place awaiting trump....

swmnguy's picture

Scaramucci is The Squid.  He was an Obama fundraiser in 2008, when Obama got more contributions from Wall Street than either McCain or Hillary.  I read that little detail in May 2008, and it told me everything to expect from Obama and I wasn't thenceforth surprised by anything Obama ever did.  Obama was clearly owned by Finance, and acted indeed as their biggest protector and benefactor, bailing them all out and not prosecuting anyone for fraud.

Scaramucci fell out with Obama when Obama said a few negative things about Wall Street in 2009-2010.  Those were of course just about the only honest and true things Obama ever said.

So The Squid in The Swamp is now Trump's mouthpiece.  Utterly unsurprising.  And despite the fact that CNN retracted their story, his dealings as a financier are far from in the clear.  Again, utterly unsurprising.  Not shocking in the least that Bannon and Priebus didn't want him on the insider team.  Bannon is a nut, and Priebus is a handservant for the GOP Establishment Oligarchy, but they have at least the traces of political instincts.

I'll miss Spicey.  And his departure is only the beginning of the exodus.


AbbeBrel's picture

Awesome comment. The swamp shows no damage. Joni Mitchell says it better than I can:

The man with the diamond ring is purring
All claws for now withdrawn

therover's picture

Dead on brother.

the squid (lower case by design) just keeps growing. Trumps balls are tenacled and there's nothing he can do about it.

SheHunter's picture

Trump has become the slimey swamp creature he denounced during the campaign,  I don't give a s==+ if it is because he is being told to toe the line or his family will find concrete waterproof coffins... the 'man' I voted for is more of the more of the more of the same.  die you damn lizard.

W270's picture

Scaramucci must really scare you Olaf.  Save us the spectacle and just melt already. 

Fisherman Blue's picture

A hard pipe hitting constitutionalist black man is what is needed.

takeaction's picture

I am all in on a MAXINE Waters Presidency...  

Waters/Pelosi 2020






BC6's picture

I feel like I'm taking crazy pills!

mccvilb's picture

;) Post of the day, no /s needed.

SheHunter's picture

OMG.  I'd have to vote for that pair just to see how utterly crazy the political world could become.  Pure comedy.  God I love my apeshit crazy America.

QQQBall's picture

Dear Maxine Waters,



jcaz's picture

Who knew Maxine had Twitter?

Pretty impressive, considering she can't read or write......

junction's picture

Ha, ha, ha, ha!  The hits just keep coming.  The West Wing revolving door.  Days of Rage in the White House.  My way or the highway.  Does Communications Director qualify this guy to sell all his stocks on a tax exempt basis?  You know, like Hank Paulson.  Who goes next, the office cleaning lady?  Good thing for Trump that the Democratic Party has devolved into an Assisted Care Senior Citizen Center facility, filled with pre-Alzheimer patients posing as party leaders.   

swmnguy's picture

The Democrats are being strangled by their corporate ties.  The Republicans are splintered by their conflicting allegiances.  The power vacuum is all that is prevented a complete collapse of the political structure.  It's being held together right now by surface tension, like a bubble.  When (we're probably past the point of "if") that bubble pops, the whole thing comes down.  

President Trump has brought the power structure to the point of collapse far faster than I ever thought possible.  I won't argue with those who wish to believe it's a 27d chess ploy.  I just haven't seen the man hold a train of thought long enough to formulate such a strategy, or to hold an opinion any longer than the next time he opines on a topic.

I'd thought for quite a while the facade of Imperial power was an empty shell but I've thought the same thing about the Finance Economy for 15 years, and it's still pounding away.  My concern is that nature abhors a vacuum, and what generally rises to fill a political vacuum is almost always very, very bad.

JLee2027's picture

How does the NYT know details of personal conversations with the President, and yet, cannot give actual quotes?

thesonandheir's picture

Yes, more finance people in the White House!


What can possibly go wrong?

chunga's picture

For the past few weeks I've been doing a great job of ignoring politics and current events. It's great! I get a lot moar done and get less pissed off about things I can't do anything about.

ALL politicians are frauds and scum. Every single one of them. It's best to ignore them.

cbxer55's picture

Bad boys, bad boys, whatya gonna do, whatya gonna do when they come for you

whatswhat1@yahoo.com's picture

"For the past few weeks I've been doing a great job of ignoring politics and current events. It's great! I get a lot moar done and get less pissed off about things I can't do anything about.

ALL politicians are frauds and scum. Every single one of them. It's best to ignore them."


Exactly!!! The whole world is a fraud.  As I have be saying for the past 50 years.

SAE6065's picture

POLITICIANS = Professional Pathological Fucking LIARS who don't give a rats ass about the people. They pretend to represent us and throw us breadcrumbs while they pad their bank accounts and provide the family security for LIFE

SheHunter's picture

Yes but American politics offer unmatched comic relief.  Pathos in the truest sense.

Yars Revenge's picture

Scaramucci is not a politician.

So this could be a positive.

historian40's picture

He's not?  He's a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, goes off to rub elbows at Davos, fundraised for Obama, etc.  Sounds like a politician.

I am a Man I am Forty's picture

I think the guy is an easy target as a fee collecting fund of funds hedge fund manager.  How did he do performance wise for his investors compared to himself?

BullyBearish's picture

SCARAMUCCI...first name GINO??



Goy In Name Only

SheHunter's picture

Plus he has that suave demeanor of someone who has been told for eons they are good looking and have the world at their fingertips, the peons at their feet.  GAG.

Secret Weapon's picture

Another deck chair being moved on the Titanic.  Will make absoultely no difference.