Welp, that didn’t last long.
Like a star shooting across the dark night sky, White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci flamed out and disappeared from the spotlight on Monday after a little more than a week on the job.
“Anthony Scaramucci will be leaving his role as White House Communications Director,” Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary, said in a statement.
“Mr. Scaramucci felt it was best to give Chief of Staff John Kelly a clean slate and the ability to build his own team. We wish him all the best.”
What? No cake?
Nope, and apparently the fish really does stink from the head down, like he said — the new Harvard Law alumni directory also mistakenly reported him as dead.
Yes, Anthony had a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week. (Apologies to Alexander.)
In the span of a just a few days his wife reportedly filed for divorce, delivered their son prematurely while he was traveling with the president – he sent his her a congratulatory text, according to Page Six – and now he’s lost his job.
Scaramucci just added a Chapter 11 to the seven known stages of grief.
On Monday, Twitter users stepped in to bid Scaramucci a fond farewell.
Until Monday it was not known that “schadenfreude” is spelled S-C-A-R-A-M-U-C-C-I.
Most people seemed more upset that “Saturday Night Live” won’t get to lampoon Scaramucci. (Sorry, Mario Cantone.)
Twitter, probably like Scaramucci himself, had whiplash.
Who got the last giggle, Twitter wondered?
Former press secretary Sean Spicer?
Former chief of staff Reince Priebus?
Last week Scaramucci called The New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza – just five days after getting his new White House gig – and unleashed a vulgar, foul-mouthed rant about senior strategist Steve Bannon and Preibus that peeled paint off concrete.
The New Yorker should send him flowers. According to Forbes, 4.4 million unique visitors read that story as of Sunday, making it the magazine’s most-read story of 2017.
So what’s next for the man who said he loves, loves, loves, loves Donald Trump? Twitter had a few ideas.
“Dancing With the Stars” is on line one.