Nicolle Wallace on Scaramucci: Not All The President’s Men, ‘All of Sean Hannity’s Men’


Nicolle Wallace phoned in to MSNBC to offer her perspective — as a former communications chief for the Bush administration — on today’s White House shakeup that jettisoned press secretary Sean Spicer and brought on Anthony Scaramucci as comms director.

“These are not all the president’s men, these are all of Sean Hannity’s men,” Wallace declared.

Jay Sekulow is now the face of the legal effort, and Scaramucci is a frequent face on Fox News, are two close friends. I understand that they are the kinds of faces and the kinds of fighters Donald Trump wanted to infuse the image of his White House,” she said.

In response to Andrea Mitchell’s question about Scaramucci’s inexperience with government, Wallace stated that “everybody here knows that Donald Trump is not a man steeped in the machinations of policy making, or the ups and downs of a presidency.

“He knows scant presidential, or frankly world history,” she continued. “That’s laid bare in the New York Times report about his almost child-like references to Napoleon and how he ultimately perished.”

“This is about the president hiring better frontmen, the president continuing to be obsessed with how he’s perceived on cable news,” Wallace added.

Wallace concluded by lamenting the degradation of a White House post she once held:

“I wish this were a story about a really important job inside the White House, a post that speaks for the country and the president around the world,” she said. “But his is about Donald Trump wanting better looking men spreading his message.”

Poor Spicer.

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