‘Farewell, sweet prince’: Twitter in meltdown as ‘Mooch’ is shown the WH door
Anthony Scaramucci’s reign as White House communications director has come to an end after only 10 days – and Twitter can scarcely believe it.
The flashy Wall Street figure made quite a splash in his very brief tenure, dominating news cycles in a manner befitting of his boss, President Donald Trump.
"They'll all be fired."— Ari Melber (@AriMelber) July 31, 2017
Scaramucci did call it last week, to be fair.
While it seems the man known as ‘The Mooch’ has flown too close to the sun with some of his more colorful comments about fellow White House staffers, Twitter can barely cope with his stunning fall from grace.
Anthony Scaramucci was escorted from White House grounds today after ouster, per source familiar with the scene— Jackie Alemany (@JaxAlemany) July 31, 2017
Visual representation of Scaramucci's time in the White House. pic.twitter.com/2GV0pEpaa1— Ree Ree the Virgo ♍️ (@AwkwardlyReeRee) July 31, 2017
scaramucci ten days ago vs. now pic.twitter.com/Bh3zw5ZfPq— ⭐ amy o'connor ⭐ (@amyohconnor) July 31, 2017
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement confirming his departure: “Anthony Scaramucci will be leaving his role as White House Communications Director. 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.”
Scaramucci is slated to leave— Limericking (@Limericking) July 31, 2017
Despite what he came to achieve,
Like colourful cussing
And phone calls discussing
The autofellations of Steve
I'm bummed that Scaramucci will now be just a one-episode guest role when American Crime/Horror Story does Trump.— Ken Jennings (@KenJennings) July 31, 2017
Part of Trump's strategy, as we have seen confirmed, is to make things appear chaotic to confuse the enemy. And it works beautifully.— Bill Mitchell (@mitchellvii) July 31, 2017
Whatever SNL cast member has been practicing his #Scaramucci must feel like a chump right now— Russell Flowers (@ChoralReave) July 31, 2017
Social network’s were aflame with memes, gifs and hot takes as people clambered to share the news. Numerous people trawled through Scaramucci’s Twitter feed and retweeted old tweets with witty references to him losing his job.
The Scaramucci Era may have been brief, but it encompassed multitudes.— Benjamin Wittes (@benjaminwittes) July 31, 2017
In 10 days, Anthony Scaramucci: got a job— Olivia Nuzzi (@Olivianuzzi) July 31, 2017
had a baby
ended his marriage
lost a job
Guessing who would fill the now vacant role of communications chief also proved a popular pursuit, with ‘Simpsons’ bartender Moe Szyslak, spirited eight-year-old Kevin McAllister and Boromir from the ‘Home Alone’ and ‘Lord of The Rings’ movies proving popular choices.
"Hey kid wanna be director of communications?" pic.twitter.com/037d0M9I0q— TechnicallyRon (@TechnicallyRon) July 31, 2017
Meet Trump's next communications director pic.twitter.com/m0f8RHlrjN— Oliver Willis (@owillis) July 31, 2017
I think I found the next White House comms director pic.twitter.com/P2a0ZyoE5e— Aaron W. Gordon (@A_W_Gordon) July 28, 2017
Huckabee Sanders later confirmed that Scaramucci will not take up another position in the Trump Administration. However, it’s clear he made quite an impression in the little time he was in Washington, DC.
To summarize: Spicer quit because of Scaramucci, who took down Priebus, who was replaced by Kelly, who took down Scaramucci.— Paul Farhi (@farhip) July 31, 2017