The interesting, dramatic latest twist in the dramatic Trump saga is that his recently appointed director of communications, Anthony Scaramucci, is no longer in post and that is after a little more than a week after being appointed. In the first article I picked up via my Drudge report home page, concerning Mooch, we read: “Anthony Scaramucci was ousted Monday as communications director following a week of publicly feuding with former chief of staff Reince Priebus. Scaramucci called Priebus a “paranoid schizophrenic” in an interview President Trump viewed as inappropriate, according to White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders”. Since I am not a fly on the wall, and while I know more than many Trump watchers, I like many am trying to come to terms with and rationalize this latest development.
The key perhaps to this sudden departure is that after he appointed Mooch as Director of Communications, Trump appointed General John Kelly as his Chief of Staff to replace Reince Priebus, which on balance I reckon to be a good move as I suspect Kelly will plug the leaks and will be on side with the President in the way Priebus didn’t / wasn’t. As for Mooch and Kelly, we have two alpha males, chalk and cheese, with each feeling threatened by the other and not willing / able to work with the other in the way that is needed. Which is pity, since based on the little I know and the impressions I have thus far, both would have been assets to my team (if I were Trump) and potential foils that might have well complemented the other with their different gifts, in order to work with me for the people I serve.
But it was not to be. I see Kelly as the hardened disciplinarian, the one who plays it by the book, is all for decorum, runs a tight ship and old school and in many ways Mooch is not these things. Yet as new right political commentator, Mike Cernovich, has argued, Mooch gets the modern media and putting across one’s message, in a way Kelly is not, and this sacking is a shame if as Cernovich argues Trump need to go on the offensive putting his message across. I see Mooch as much in the mould of Trump by his brash impetuousness, and that as one non Trump fan remarked there is room for only one egoist of Trump dimensions in the White House. Just maybe a dose of the General’s discipline is what is needed after all. Where next in this clean house phase of the Trump administration journey, one can but speculate. In the afore-mentioned article we read: “There is chatter within the White House that Kellyanne Conway is being looked at as the next communications director, an executive branch insider told The Daily Caller”. If that were to be the case, I would view such a development in positive terms as I have been impressed with Conway thus far and believe she could do the job well, just as I have with Mooch, notwithstanding his evident brashness and a propensity to make indiscreet, inappropriate comments.
So where does this leave matters in the Trump inner sanctum? I disagree with my Facebook friend who commented: “What a farce……It just gets more weird every day. If it wasn’t for the fact it is supposed to be from the office of the leader of the free world it would be pure comedy”. While I admit Trump could have handled the matter better, I get it that he wants to give his “top man” every opportunity to build his own team and move forward in this pivotal position. The jury is out on whether these recent changes, including this latest bombshell, will make a big impact in moving forward the Trump agenda, notwithstanding Trump’s many mistakes and flaws in character, but I remain broadly supportive of his presidency. This is the time to plug leaks and go on the offensive against detractors who wish to destroy him and try to get implemented the agenda he was elected on, provided the poor aren’t negelected. I suspect the Mooch and the General sideshow will soon be forgotten soon to be replaced by the next one in the Trump roller coaster, but the big question is will America become great because of God’s mercy using human instruments or will it incur the wrath of the Almighty? As I reflect, I will do as Pastor Rodney urges – to pray for the President.
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John Barber has presented this analysis in a thoroughly detailed and professional manner. This is a great read and really informative. Blaine Robin PhD