President Donald Trump’s hiring of financier Anthony Scaramucci as the White House Communications head is a sign that the president is creating a “wartime” cabinet by surrounding himself with New York friends loyal to him, reports Axios.
While Trump asked former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer to stay on, the president has become increasingly frantic as Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into his administration’s contacts with the Russians ramps up, he needs someone who can head up a stronger effort to push back.
Enter Scaramucci who impressed Trump by getting CNN to back down over a Russia story he called “false.”
According to Axios, “The President is building a wartime Cabinet, for political and legal war. One longtime ally who’s likely to have a more visible, frequent role: Newt Gingrich.”
“One West Wing confidant says Trump really might dismiss Mueller. So POTUS needs ‘a group that can fight through what could end up being something quite amazing,'” the report continues.
The White House insider added, “We’re going to see out-and-out political warfare, and not over … Medicaid.”