Republican strategist Steve Schmidt has an important first assignment for incoming White House Chief of Staff John Kelly: Fire White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci.
Appearing on MSNBC with Lawrence O’Donnell, Schmidt identified Scaramucci as someone who has absolutely no business being in the White House — and he said that Kelly, a retired general, should waste absolutely no time removing him from the administration.
“Will General Kelly tolerate a Scaramucci in the West Wing of the White House?” he asked. “And for sure a life-long corps officer has to be completely revolted by the language, by the disposition of Scaramucci in these interviews. And so if Scaramucci ever enters the White House with a hard pass as the actual communications director, it’s a signal of failure for the general in his ability to assert control in the White House.
Scaramucci drew wide attention earlier this week when the New Yorker published an interview in which the new White House official ranted about Priebus — calling him a “f*cking paranoid schizophrenic” — and about top White House political strategist Steve Bannon, whom he said regularly tries to “suck his own c*ck.”
In the same interview, Scaramucci threatened to fire the entire White House communications staff, while vowing to “kill all the f*cking leakers” within the Trump administration.
Moving beyond Scaramucci, Schmidt said that Kelly should also look into removing First Daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, from their roles working in the White House.
“If Jared Kushner isn’t out of there within the next couple of months, if Ivanka isn’t out of the West Wing office in the next couple of months, if he doesn’t have that power, if he doesn’t have that authority, then he will wind up like every other person who is in close proximity to Donald Trump winds up,” he explained. “Which is severely diminished over time.”
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‘Do you love Puerto Rico?’: Fox News’ Shep Smith rips governor to shreds
Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló was outed for cold and heartless comments he exchanged about his own island in wake of the horrific hurricanes that destroyed the island in 2017. He's also being forced to ask questions about the corruption involving the funding for hurricane relief. Nearly 1 million people have taken to the streets demanding accountability and action.
In his first interview, Rosselló may have assumed he'd meet a friendly audience on Fox News, but Shep Smith let him have it.
"The corruption is rampant in Puerto Rico," Smith said. "Economically Puerto Rico is in a fiscal crisis, $70 billion in debt and a 13-year recession. In the leaked 900 pages of profanity-laced messages, dubbed RickyGate, after you, sir, you made light of the casualties of the Hurricane Maria, you tossed homophobic and misogynistic remarks, You were calling the former City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverit a whore. Of the oversight board that rules Puerto Rico's finances, you said, 'Go F-yourself. And when your representative to that board said he is salivating to shoot the woman who is the mayor of San Juan, you said, 'You’d be doing me a grand favor.' So, attacks on woman, gays, dead relatives on your own island and after that who is left to support you? Is it even safe for you to govern?"
Puerto Ricans launch biggest protest yet against governor
Angry protesters blocked the main road in Puerto Rico's capital on Monday as they launched what was expected to be the largest yet of a wave of demonstrations seeking the resignation of the US territory's embattled governor.
Marching under sunny skies in San Juan, the demonstrators sang, chanted, danced and carried the territory's red, white and blue flag with a lone star.
Altogether, hundreds of thousands were expected to turn out.
Puerto Ricans are up in arms over alleged corruption involving money meant to be for victims of Hurricane Maria in 2017, which left nearly 3,000 dead.
Here are 5 of the wildest and most outrageous comments Trump just made to the press
During an Oval Office meeting with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday, President Donald Trump gave rambling and outrageous comments to the press about a wide range of subjects.
Here are just five of the wildest things he said in the meeting:
1. “Afghanistan would be wiped off the face of the earth.”
Trump said he could “win” the war in Afghanistan by simply committing genocide against the entire population.
“If we wanted to fight a war in Afghanistan and win it, I could win that war in a week,” he said. “I just don’t want to kill 10 million people.”