Barely settled into Sean Spicer’s old office at the White House, the new Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci raised the curtain on a play featuring himself in the leading role. Attacks and threats against his colleagues, inappropriate remarks, incendiary statements… His communicational extravaganza is already hard to follow. Our colleague Luc Ouellet, Managing Partner at NATIONAL's Quebec office, was invited to a popular radio show to share his views on the new circus led by Donald Trump.
“When you have a toothache, you go to the dentist, not to the mechanic!”
"This is what happens when you appoint a lawyer and finance specialist in a position that requires a lot of restraint, confidentiality and humility," says Luc. “Mr. Scaramucci does not possess any of these qualities to be the White House’s Communications Director.”
In fact, our colleague reminds us that this position and that of spokesman are two completely separate roles. “The Communications Director at the White House normally works behind the scene and doesn’t want to be on the public stage because he has to manage a team and make sure that everyone is working together. That said, Donald Trump knew very well that Anthony Scaramucci was a narcissist in need of constant visibility well before appointing him. So who’s to blame?”, asks Luc.
You can listen to the full interview (in French) on the 98,5 FM website: http://www.985fm.ca/lecteur/audio/anthony-scaramucci-la-nouvelle-vedette-du-cirque-373165.mp3
Update (July 31, 2:30 pm): Donald Trump has removed Anthony Scaramucci from his Communications Director role