At approximately 10 a.m EST this morning, President Trump offered New York financier Anthony Scaramucci the job of communications director. Moments later Press Secretary Sean Spicer resigned in frustration. According to sources, Spicer told the President that he believed that such an appointment was a major mistake. Anthony Scaramucci has been a rabid supporter of Trump and is a contributor to Fox News. He is also the founder of a global investment firm called Skybridge Capital. According to other sources, the President did not fully understand that the role of communications director encompassed more than simply giving press briefings. There was a lot of confusing we are told.
While Spicer had been rumored to possibly be leaving for weeks now, his resignation did come as a bit of a surprise to many in Washington. To make matters even more interesting, however, a GOP source has also told national correspondent at MSNBC, Joy-Ann Reid, that Chief of Staff, Reince Priebus will be the next to go. The source, which spoke on the condition of anonymity, did not indicate if Priebus was planning on resigning, or perhaps the President was close to ousting him. With all of this said, Priebus did speak to the press following Spicer’s resignation and has stated that he supports Scaramucci’s hiring and that ‘all is good here.’
The chaos this morning comes on the heels of a major shakeup within the President’s legal team, as well as speculation that the President is looking for conflicts of interest and dirt on special counsel Robert Mueller in order to perhaps justify having him fired.