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Anthony Scaramucci Fired as Media Chief After 10 Days

Anthony Scaramucci
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Trump fired Scaramucci days after he gave an explosive interview threatening to kill "all the leakers."

If you thought the White House had reached peak reality show, here's some news that's going to stir up our nation's most elite drama cauldron: Anthony "The Mooch" Scaramucci has been fired from his role as Communications Director. Yes, that's the same Scaramucci who was given the role literally 10 days ago in a move that followed the resignation of our favorite spicey, Sean Spicer.

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Scaramucci's ascent to the role of Communications Director came at a virulent time in the White House. In the last week, the administration has dealt crushing blows to the LGBTQ community in the form of transgender military bans and opposition to protections against workplace discrimination. This is notable because Scaramucci is perhaps the most vocal LGBTQ rights activists to take a position in the White House. The former hedge fund manager has described himself as "a gay rights activist," donated to the Human Rights Campaign and participated in roundtable discussions about "advancing workplace equality."

Of course, he also happens to be wildly unhinged. It was only a few days ago that he made headlines for an interview with The New Yorker where he threatened to fire the entire White House communications staff; called (now also fired) White House chief of staff Reince Priebus is a "fucking paranoid schizophrenic;" said that chief strategist Steve Bannon wants to suck his own dick; and that he wants to kill "all the leakers."

The ousting of Mooch reportedly came at the request of John F. Kelly, the new chief of staff who replaced Priebus last week.

It's not clear what will happen to Scaramucci but, while we wait to find out, we can sit back, sip some coffee, and pretend that everything is fine while the room burns to the ground around us.

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