Less than 24 hours after the publication of an article detailing the obscenity-laced phone call White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci made to a reporter for the New Yorker, CNN’s Chris Cuomo summed up the current atmosphere in the West Wing: “Thunderdome.”
Cuomo’s guest to discuss the mayhem in the White House was former Trump campaign aide Jason Miller. Cuomo asked Miller:
“The turmoil inside the White House is real and on full display. Did you see Ryan Lizza’s latest piece in the “New Yorker”? You missed Scaramucci making his case to the American people he was brought in by the President to do some things and most of them start and end within the White House.
“Jason Miller, it is Thunderdome in the White house — two men enter, one man leaves? How did it get to this point?”
The eternally dishonest Miller replied:
“Well, Chris. I think one thing to keep in mind here is that President Trump likes to surround himself with folks who are passionate and like to mix it up. He likes to see them hash it out and see which idea or opinion comes to the top — up to a point.
“I think the critical distinction here is at a certain point the president will look and say this is becoming a distraction or getting in the way of the agenda, and then, folks will find themselves on the outs. That’s not where you want to be. I think that things have gotten a little bit too heated.”
A little heated?! That’s the understatement of the 21st century.
Finally, Miller defended Scaramucci:
“I think Anthony is a breath of fresh air coming into the White House. I love his focus on the leaks and I think he’s going to be a great teammate.”
A great teammate who cannot get along with anyone else. Yeah, that’s just what this out of control White House needs: Another raging asshole.
This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org