News broke Monday that Anthony Scaramucci would no longer be the communications director for the White House, which prompted many Americans to Google what the heck happened to the Mooch.
Scaramucci’s departure came a little more than a week after he was appointed his White House position. The exit also came soon after the departure of former Press Secretary Sean Spicer and the dismissal of Chief of Staff Reince Priebus.
According to Google, these are the top five questions asked about Scaramucci in searches within the last 24 hours.
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And here are the answers to those questions:
What did Scaramucci say?
This question is probably referring to a story Ryan Lizza, The New Yorker's Washington correspondent, wrote about a phone call he had with Scaramucci less than a week after Scaramucci took the communications post. The story got a lot of attention because it accused Priebus of being a “f------ paranoid schizophrenic.” Scaramucci also used a graphic sexual reference to make the point that he believes White House chief strategist Steve Bannon used Trump’s election win to burnish his own reputation.
How tall is Anthony Scaramucci?
Scaramucci is reportedly about 5 feet 8 inches tall.
Who is Scaramucci?
Scaramucci was the White House communications director for about 10 days. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said during a briefing Monday that he had not been named to another role in the administration “at this time.”
Why was Scaramucci fired?
It’s unclear if he was fired.
“Anthony Scaramucci will be leaving his role as White House Communications Director,” said a White House statement released Monday. “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 happened to Scaramucci?
This answer is loaded: In the span of a just a few days Scaramucci’s wife reportedly filed for divorce, his son was delivered prematurely while he traveled with the president — Scaramucci sent his wife a congratulatory text, according to Page Six — and on Monday he lost his White House gig.
According to The New York Times, which broke the story of his departure before the White House released a statement, new Chief of Staff John Kelly requested Scaramucci’s removal.