Anthony Scaramucci and Donald Trump in the Oval Office

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Anthony Scaramucci is out—and the memes are in

Let the jokes begin.

 

David Covucci

Internet Culture

Published Jul 31, 2017   Updated May 22, 2021, 10:09 pm CDT

Anthony Scaramucci, an Icarus of a political operative, who in one short week rose from political neophyte to Trump Svengali, flew too close to the sun and is now out as White House communications director.

Scaramucci’s tenure was as brief as it was vulgar as it was beloved by the internet. No one thought that Sean Spicer‘s meme-ability as a White House official could be topped, but the Mooch did it.

From the internet unearthing his tweets excoriating Donald Trump to his profane press interactions to his spot-on emulation of his boss’ hand gestures, almost everything Scaramucci did went instantly viral.

And Twitter honored his passing with perfect tweets.

https://twitter.com/kmcdonovgh/status/892099857875431428

https://twitter.com/timothypmurphy/status/892091930967977986

https://twitter.com/chrisgayomali/status/892097112716005376

There was also this oldie (a week ago), but a very good goodie.

https://twitter.com/gleischman/status/892095563155595266

Then, all of a sudden, there was a backlash to the Mooch bliss, as some said we should actually feel bad for Mr. Scaramucci.

Nah, said the web.

https://twitter.com/Bro_Pair/status/892097201631100929

https://twitter.com/embeedub/status/892099890611986433

Farewell, Mr. Mooch. The internet is poorer for your absence.

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*First Published: Jul 31, 2017, 2:49 pm CDT