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.
I can't wait to hear Scaramucci's side of the story on Men Tell All tonight— Molly Fitzpatrick (@mollyfitz) July 31, 2017
There was also this oldie (a week ago), but a very good goodie.
does Donald Trump genuinely think he is supposed to eliminate someone each week— Alexandra Petri (@petridishes) July 28, 2017
I’ll leave the photoshopping to the experts. pic.twitter.com/Jj1nk0P2mv— Andrew Nathanson (@andrewnathanson) July 31, 2017
Karma is a Mooch. https://t.co/hbuzqLfDi7— Paul Begala (@PaulBegala) July 31, 2017
In fairness, Mooch did say the leakers would get fired.— Josh Rogin (@joshrogin) July 31, 2017
OMG he's gonna replace Scaramucci with OJ— billy eichner (@billyeichner) July 31, 2017
mooch ado about nothing— Selena (@selenalarson) July 31, 2017
Then, all of a sudden, there was a backlash to the Mooch bliss, as some said we should actually feel bad for Mr. Scaramucci.
In all seriousness, this is a sad story. Not a laugher. Guy sold his company, divorced his wife, didn’t see his kid's birth, for…. this.— Sam Stein (@samstein) July 31, 2017
Nah, said the web.
Won't someone think of the morally vacant hedge fund manager— onekade (@onekade) July 31, 2017
Farewell, Mr. Mooch. The internet is poorer for your absence.