This is breaking news, but I wanted to get this posted as we start Tammy Radio.
You know the sorry state of the WH Communications office has been a pet peeve of mine from Day One. Now, we have some good changes. We heard the Scaramucci rumbling this morning. You will recognize Anthony as a previously frequent guest on Fox Business and Fox News. I’ve met him on a number of occasions and consider this very good news. In general, the swamp is VERY unhappy, another confirmation of the wisdom of the decision. And once that was apparently confirmed Spicey just couldn’t take it. Here’s the latest, will be updated.
President Donald Trump picked Wall Street financier Anthony Scaramucci, a long-time supporter, to be his White House communications director on Friday, a White House official said.
Currently at the Export-Import Bank, Scaramucci is expected to start his new job in August, the official said. No other changes were immediately expected in a communications operation that includes press secretary Sean Spicer and his deputy, Sarah Sanders, the official said.
The appointment comes as the White House deals with questions around a special counsel probe and several congressional investigations into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and potential collusion with Trump’s campaign.
The communications position has been vacant since Michael Dubke resigned in May as communications director. Spicer has been serving a dual role as press secretary and communications director since Dubke left.
The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Scaramucci was interviewed by Trump on Friday morning and the job had been offered and accepted.
And then Spicer resigned. Also known as the swamp protesting the drain…
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer resigned Friday in a move apparently tied to the hiring of a new top communications aide, marking a major shakeup in the president’s press shop at an already tumultuous time.
Spicer’s departure was confirmed just moments after President Trump met with the man being tapped for White House communications director, Wall Street financier Anthony Scaramucci.
Speculation about Spicer’s status with the White House has run rampant for months, but the appointment of Scaramucci was seen as a deciding factor in his resignation.
Spicer originally was supposed to lead a newly restructured communications operation. Under that structure, the communications director would report to him — which may have caused a conflict with Scaramucci.