Samantha Bee Has a Field Day With the 'Mooch' Scaramucci's Questionable Strategy: 'That Elephant Is Eating Itself'
White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci, aka the Mooch, started his job last Friday with an attempt to mend fences between the media and the White House, as a "super optimistic guy."
"If you want to eat an elephant, you got to eat it one bite at a time," he announced: a perfect metaphor for the state of the GOP from an adviser now reportedly at odds with White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus.
"Don't bother, dude," remarked "Full Frontal" host Samantha Bee on Wednesday. "That elephant is eating itself."
Sure enough, within a week, Scaramucci threatened to "fire everybody" to stop White House leaks, coincidentally on the heels of rumors that Attorney General Jeff Sessions—the first senator to endorse Trump—would be axed by Trump next.
And as Trump's "mini-me," Scaramucci believes "it's super important for us to [Trump] express his personality."
"It has been a very successful life experience for President Trump to be President Trump," he said from the podium on his first day. "Let's see where the chips fall."
"So what does 'The Mooch Doctrine' look like in practice?" asked Bee in response. "Oh, worse than you even imagined."
On Wednesday, President Trump's announcement to reinstate a ban on transgender persons serving in the U.S. military—via Twitter, no less—baffled both sides of the aisle, including several prominent Republican senators who tweeted their dismay soon after. And Bee had a message for Trump too:
"I know you don't know or care how government works—I mean that has been abundantly clear—but we don't make bullsh*t discriminatory laws on Twitter. That's what Congress is for. And even they don't have your back on this one."