Trump’s first tweet since firing Anthony Scaramucci from his position as White House communications director Monday was highly anticipated, but left many confused.
“A great day at the White House!” it read simply.
A great day at the White House!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 31, 2017
The seven word tweet seemed incongruous with the circus that followed upon the announcement that Scaramucci would no longer be working at the White House.
Scaramucci seized the headlines with his accusations against former White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, and an expletive-ridden conversation he had with a reporter who posted the exchange that included insults against Priebus and Trump’s top advisor, Steve Bannon.
According to a report from NBC, Bannon was had not been happy about the hire and even got into Scaramucci’s face and told him, “over my dead body will you get this job.”
He would be fired only 11 days after the announcement of his hiring – before he actually formally took on the duties of the office.
According to a report from Page Six, Scaramucci’s wife filed for divorce and blamed his political aspirations for the split, saying that he had grown to only care about getting close to the president.
Response to the simple tweet came across a wide spectrum.
I've to say: When you think abut the mindset that produced this Tweet on this day, it's in a way the most worrisome Tweet of them all. https://t.co/zqcngxpuxP
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) July 31, 2017
Must have gotten three scoops of ice cream at lunch.https://t.co/15wMLcSTZt
— Full Frontal (@FullFrontalSamB) July 31, 2017
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) July 31, 2017
It would explain a lot if when he says "Make America Great Again" this is how he's defining "great." https://t.co/GUrdtV1WCw
— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) July 31, 2017
Finger on the pulse! https://t.co/9QIMeQ1Tfr
— Tommy Vietor (@TVietor08) July 31, 2017
has anyone been owned as hard as Anthony Scaramucci in human history https://t.co/ONDslI0DUp
— Matt Pearce (@mattdpearce) July 31, 2017
The 53-year-old financier was said to be a true believer in Trumpism, despite his globalist past with moderate and left-wing social views. He openly and repeatedly spoke about the love he and others have for the president in his one and only press briefing.
“So here’s one problem with the way our society is working,” Scaramucci told reporters. “Right now, we are micromanaging the seconds of the news cycle. I predict that the president will get a win in health care. That’s my honest prediction just because I’ve seen him in operation over the last 20-plus years.”
“The president has really good Karma and the world turns back to him,” he added. “He’s a genuinely wonderful human being.”