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Anthony Scaramucci responds appropriately to Liz Truss’ resignation as PM

SkyBridge Capital founder Anthony Scaramucci speaks onstage during

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The UK bids farewell to a flash in the pan prime minister Liz Truss to no shortage of fanfare on Thursday October 20th.

Truss, a longtime MP, had succeeded former Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who himself resigned last month amid a scandal. However, Truss proved so massively unpopular – quite an achievement considering her predecessor – by, among other things, successfully boosting Britain’s economy and nearly destroying her party’s reputation after just 41 days in office.

And while Truss was literally outlived by a lettuce in her capacity as Prime Minister, a US politician whose own tumultuous tenure was even shorter than hers spoke up shortly after the news broke.

Yes, Anthony Scaramucci, better known by his nickname “The Mooch,” served under the Trump administration for just 11 days from July 21-31, 2017 as White House communications director. Or, as Scaramucci so aptly put it himself on Twitter, “Liz Truss lasted 4.1 Scaramuccis.”

To refresh our collective memories, Scaramucci, who has since voiced criticism of Trump and backed Biden in the 2020 election, has notoriously proven too brazen even for his former boss. The 58-year-old former Goldman Sachs executive was handed the ax not long after taking the job after delivering an explosive-laden tirade New Yorker Journalist Ryan Lizza, in what he believed to be a confidential conversation.

It was not. That New Yorker shortly thereafter released excerpts of the conversation (and later released audio of the phone conversation) with Scaramucci, in which he attempted to get to the bottom of who had leaked information about a White House dinner – and threatened to do so, all of the White Man’s communications staff home if Lizza would not reveal his source.

One of the more colorful remarks that emerged from the conversation was Scaramucci, who described Trump’s then-White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, with whom he had been at odds for months, as a “damn paranoid schizophrenic.”

Scaramucci’s tenure is currently the shortest in history with Jack Koehler holding the same position within the Reagan administration. As such, it was common to compare similar short tenures of political officials in units of Scaramuccis, which many others noticed when his tweet went viral.

Well you win some, you lose some. And maybe a few years from now, Truss will have a sense of humor about her short-lived leadership as well. Anthony Scaramucci responds appropriately to Liz Truss’ resignation as PM

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