This past week President Donald Trump shook up his administrative staff by naming Anthony Scaramucci as his new Communications Director. The move had a domino effect which led to the resignation of Press Secretary Sean Spicer, and the promotion of Sarah Huckabee Sanders to the role of new Press Secretary. The move shouldn’t be too surprising given the fact that Trump has long been rumored to be looking into shaking up his staff.
However, some were surprised that Trump chose Scaramucci to lead his communications department. Scaramucci has many of the qualities that the President wants in his communications team as the Washington Examiner explained on Saturday:
The fact that Scaramucci was not only defending Trump on virtually every cable news show but was also recently responsible for the scalps of at least three CNN journalists — while Spicer and his team had been relegated to off-camera briefings — means that the decision should have come as no surprise.
So, who is Anthony Scaramucci?
In short, he is the right man for the job.
The Examiner then dives deep to explain why Scaramucci is perfect for the job.
But there are also problems with the choice. Namely, Scaramucci has said some very harsh things about President Trump in the past, he’s had kind words for Hillary Clinton, and he’s voiced some very liberal positions on important issues.
On Gun Control:
We (the USA) has 5% of the world’s population but 50% of the world’s guns. Enough is enough. It is just common sense it apply more controls
— Anthony Scaramucci (@Scaramucci) August 6, 2012
On Climate Change:
You can take steps to combat climate change without crippling the economy. The fact many people still believe CC is a hoax is disheartening
— Anthony Scaramucci (@Scaramucci) March 11, 2016
On the Death Penalty:
On Gay Marriage:
For his part Scaramucci says that he is deleting many of his old tweets because he’s changed his mind on a lot of the issues and he now fully supports the President’s agenda.
What do you think? Should we be worried about Scaramucci’s weaknesses on certain issues, particularly on gun control?