One day, when we’re all very old and President Trump is long gone, our grandchildren will ask us where we were when we first learned that the White House communications director accused one of the president’s top advisors of trying to suck his own cock.
After The New Yorker published their already legendary “conversation” with Anthony Scaramucci yesterday, people who still had faith in American democracy demanded for the incoming communication director’s resignation. You might imagine that those on the far right would also join the call — it has to be at least a little bit humiliating that the president’s communications director called the “globalist opposition” to bitch about their man’s administration — but instead, they took the Mooch up as their hero.
In Scaramucci, they found the Trump-loyal, norm-crushing, authoritarian troll they were always looking for.
As with so many things on the far right, the effect that Scaramucci may have played in destabilizing the President’s actual agenda was irrelevant. It didn’t matter that the White House couldn’t defend its trans military ban because they had to instead explain why the White House communications director thought it was okay to call for the murder of all leakers.
It was exactly the kind of existential humiliation the alt-right was looking for: the chance to momentarily crush establishment hacks like Priebus (fair enough), no matter the consequences to the Oval Office or you know, the actual humans of the world.
Take a look at what just a few of them had to say.
Scaramucci may end up being the liberated troll the alt-right has always dreamed of. His actual policy directives, much like Trump’s, would be borderline irrelevant. By virtue of being a P.O.S., he could be more Trump than Trump himself.
Whether you’re on the left or right, style will almost always supersede substance. And it’s the entitled tone that both Trump and Mooch set in the White House — the permission two very powerful men grant themselves to do whatever the hell they want, without consequences and regardless of what the “libtards” think —- that makes him a hero in their eyes.
And you know what? Fuck it.
The ugliness has already taken residence in the White House and there’s no point in hiding it anymore. Lizza’s story was hilarious. As our great experiment continues its rapid descent towards darkness, “The Mooch” might be the kind of nihilistic, democracy-eroding distraction we can all, as Americans, get behind.