Trump to Name Scaramucci Communications Director **Update** Scaramucci Accepts Job
New York financier, Anthony Scaramucci may be joining the Trump administration soon as White House Communications Director.
“Mooch,” as he’s known to friends, is a major Republican donor who supported Trump during the general election campaign — after fundraising during the primaries for Scott Walker and Jeb Bush. He frequently appears on Fox News and is a longtime friend of Sean Hannity.
There may be a conflict with Reince Priebus according to a few sources:
! “Trump’s plans to appoint Scaramucci came as a surprise to CoS Reince Priebus, who found out after the arrangements had already been made” https://t.co/OYXkEb3t1v
— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) July 21, 2017
Scoop – Reince Priebus is leaning on WaPo and Politico to hit Scaramucci hard. Up all night seeding stories. Expect hit pieces in a.m.
— Mike Cernovich 🇺🇸 (@Cernovich) July 21, 2017
Maggie Haberman of the New York Times weighed in on the new dynamic between Spicer and Scaramucci:
A few things – Scaramucci move is also a blow to Spicer, who has sought to have comms director report to him, as Dubke did. No chance here
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) July 21, 2017