Yesterday, the Trump administration announced its new communications director, Anthony Scaramucci. Yes, the same guy who called Donald Trump a “hack politician” whose rhetoric was “anti-American” on Trump’s very own favorite TV network, Fox.
But that was so long ago one has to cut the politically “inexperienced” Scaramucci some slack. After all, he said all those bad things way back in August 2015, for Pete’s sake!
Of course the former Goldman Sachs banker has since seen the errors of ways and has developed a strong affection for his new boss.
“I love the president and the president is a very, very effective communicator,” Scaramucci said yesterday. And boy does Trump love to be loved!
But besides the love, and the requisite loyalty, Trump expects from all his hires, Scaramucci had that one unmistakable quality the president looks for most in becoming part of his team … inexperience.
The 53-year-old businessman, from a working-class Italian family on Long Island, has no experience in government let alone professional communications. Estimated to be worth in the neighborhood of $1.5 billion, about the only political experience the dapper “Mooch” has is that of a donor.
Scaramucci follows in a long line of Trump hires or appointees without any tangible experience for the positions they were hired.
Names such as Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, HUD Secretary Ben Carson, Energy Secretary Rick Perry and Senior Advisor Jared Kushner immediately come to mind.
Yet one can almost understand Trump’s thinking.
He got elected to the highest political office in the land with zero experience for that position so why not give his supporters what they crave most through his hires … incompetence?
Republicans since Reagan have wanted to cripple our big bad federal government. With Trump and his crew of numbskulls, it seems they have finally gotten their wish.
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