Anthony Scaramucci's profane tirade against ex-chief of staff Reince Priebus and Steve Bannon may have alienated two powerful women in President Trump's orbit: first lady Melania Trump and daughter Ivanka Trump, according to one of several proliferating explanations for Scaramucci's firing.
The White House said Monday that President Trump himself concluded that the man brought in to salvage his message operation had made 'inappropriate' comments in a call where he ridiculed senior White House officials, and that the new White House chief of staff saw fit to dispatch Scaramucci.
The hours after Scaramucci's departure shook Washington saw a 'wave of leaks' that women in the Trump family were 'angry' over Trump's language, the New York Times reported, although a reporter added on Twitter that it could be 'spin.'
Axios reported that President Trump was angry about the coverage, and that Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump weren't thrilled about the language Scaramucci used but hardly went nuclear about it.
Also undercutting the theory that the first lady and the president's daughter were behind Scaramucci's offing is reporting that Ivanka Trump and Kushner had been supportive of his hiring days earlier, a decision they presumably were invested in.
Scaramucci's arrival helped precipitate the departures of White House press secretary Sean Spicer and chief of staff Reince Priebus.
On MSNBC, host Stephanie Ruhle, who had spoken to Scaramucci Sunday, also pointed to Ivanka Trump.
The first lady was said to be angered by Scaramucci's crude diatribe, which did not provoke an immediate protestation from the president
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“Someone like Ivanka, is she really going to hang her hat in her newly-renovated all-white office next to somebody who had a call like the one he did with a reporter last Thursday?” Ruhle. “The stars just don’t seem to align for Anthony,' Raw Story reported.
A White House official said Monday that no one on Trump's senior staff, including Bannon, Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump, Spicer, and press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, objected to Scaramucci's firing.
'General Kelly's arrival turned out to be a neat solution to a real problem of Anthony's own making,' the official said, requesting anonymity to speak freely.