DEBBIE NORRELL

When you think about someone who earns the title of White House Director of Communications, I would expect them to be someone who is a great communicator and someone who has been in the communications business for a long time. I would not have expected Anthony Scaramucci, a.k.a. “The Mooch,” to hold such a position. Each day I can’t believe the things I am seeing and hearing that comes out of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. The choice to make him a White House Director of Communications was trash. To be clear, this is not an attack on White men, because last month when I wrote about Omarosa I was accused by a reader of attacking Black women. Let me be perfectly clear that attack was not on Black women—it was for Omarosa and no one else. Come to think of it, why couldn’t she have stepped in to the role given to “The Mooch?” She doesn’t seem to be doing much of anything, anyway.

Who is this man, Anthony Scaramucci? He acts, looks and talks like a gangster. Who is this man? Reportedly he is an investor and it was disclosed in his financial documents that he claims were leaked that he has been an investor in a movie, “Crazy for the Boys.” His financial form lists a value of $250,001 to $500,000 in the movie, and so far, no income. The investment pales in comparison to his holdings in hedge fund SkyBridge Capital, which he founded. He went to Tufts University and Harvard Law School. He is married and lives in Manhasset on Long Island. Reportedly he is worth over $200 billion. He was a TV personality on Fox with his own show called “Wall Street Week.”

Scaramucci wasn’t always a Trump supporter and was previously aligned with notable Democrats like the Obamas and the Clintons. Now he’s known for being one of Trump’s biggest campaign fundraisers. The Mooch says Trump helped him realize what he was missing. “It took a billionaire who lives in a tower on Fifth Avenue next to the Tiffany’s jewelry store to show me something that I missed from my own neighborhood,” he said.

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