First Sean Spicer, then Reince Priebus, and now Anthony “The Mooch” Scaramucci has left the White House. On Monday, President Trump ousted Scaramucci from his position as White House communications director after only 10 days.
Twitter provided an array of reactions to The Mooch’s firing. Some users were surprised, as Scaramucci is the third staffer to leave the White House in less than two weeks. Others weren’t surprised at all, citing The Mooch’s now infamous New York Magazine tirade. And others… well, see for yourself:
Live view of Sean Spicer upon hearing that The Mooch got fired pic.twitter.com/sFcpVUMG2Q
— Emma Vigeland (@EmmaVigeland) July 31, 2017
— Savannah L. Barker (@savannah_lb) July 31, 2017
I have to go now. My planet needs me. pic.twitter.com/EOxIxHhEP1
— Michael Sweeney (@mtsw) July 31, 2017
The Mooch is out. Doesn't matter really. We're kind of rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic at this point.
— Mary McCormack (@marycmccormack) July 31, 2017
Don't let the door hit u in The Mooch on your way out.
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) July 31, 2017
Mooch vs Reince pic.twitter.com/ENGGhdCsxj
— Hippo (@InternetHippo) July 31, 2017
— The Daily Edge (@TheDailyEdge) July 31, 2017
— lindsay evans (@evans_lindsay) July 31, 2017
Of course, the “Bohemian Rhapsody” jokes flowed freely, because “Scaramucci” sounds similar to “scaramouch,” as in “scaramouch, scaramouch, when you do the fandango.” (Conveniently, a “scaramouch” is a clown-like figure in 17th century Italian comedic theater, “characterized by boastfulness and cowardliness.”)
Saddest part of early exit for The Mooch: we didn't really get enough Bohemian Rhapsody references during his brief tenure. #Scarramucci
— Jeff Dannenberg (@jecrda) July 31, 2017
I did the math, and #Scaramucci lasted for exactly 2,400 plays of Bohemian Rhapsody.
— Chris Taylor (@FutureBoy) July 31, 2017
Perhaps even sadder than the dearth of “Bohemian Rhapsody” jokes is The Mooch’s final tweet before his firing:
— Anthony Scaramucci (@Scaramucci) July 30, 2017