On Friday morning, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer resigned from his post, citing a disagreement with President Donald Trump’s decision to appoint New York businessman Anthony Scaramucci as communications director.
According to reports from the New York Times, Trump reportedly offered Scaramucci the position early Friday morning before asking Spicer to remain active in his role. However, Spicer declined, telling the president he believed appointing Scaramucci to the position was a big mistake.
Just hours after receiving the job, Scaramucci took to the podium Friday afternoon and things got real weird, real fast. But this IS the Trump administration, so should we really anything less at this point?
Well, the total derp of a communications director delivered the press briefing and, as everyone prepared for him to exit the podium, he randomly blew a kiss to reporters. No, seriously, he blew a freakin’ kiss.
Almost immediately, his strange and baffling move was turned into a GIF and began making the rounds on social media (WARNING: May induce vomit).
— Frank Thorp V (@frankthorp) July 21, 2017
Soon thereafter, Twitter users began responding, communicating their disgust at what they just witnessed from behind the podium. Some of the best responses can be viewed below.
Some compared his smooch to Spongebob Squarepants (#accurate), and invented a new nickname for the replacement communications director.
— Cathleen Falsani (@godgrrl) July 21, 2017
‘He looks like a cartoon mobster’
He looks like a cartoon mobster
— gabriel (@gvregalado) July 21, 2017
Others seem to think he fits in quite well within the Trump administration.
‘Blowing hot air, bullshit and kisses…looks like a natural.’
Blowing hot air, bullshit and kisses…looks like a natural.
— Mimi (@micheleahern) July 21, 2017
Other Twitter users are anxious to see which Saturday Night Live cast member will end up portraying Scaramucci.
‘Biggest question now is which SNL cast member will portray @Scaramucci ?’
Biggest question now is which SNL cast member will portray @Scaramucci ?
— Normah Jean ☘ (@mjc5577) July 21, 2017
Some apparently want to see comedian Bill Hader make a return to the SNL stage to play Scaramucci.
‘This guy could if he comes back for cameos’
This guy could if he comes back for cameos pic.twitter.com/VkyO2arwpZ
— Breeze (@motherabraham) July 21, 2017
Others, though, were pretty disgusted with what they were just subjected to watch.
‘I feel dirty having just witnessed that.’
I feel dirty having just witnessed that.
— Michael Notaro (@Notaro713) July 21, 2017
‘Just threw up in my mouth a little. Bit’
Just threw up in my mouth a little. Bit
— cc (@cyndic195) July 21, 2017
‘I feel the need to shower’
I feel the need to shower
— Renée (@51Renee) July 21, 2017
And others, well, they were just plain confused with what Scaramucci was trying to accomplish with the smooch.
‘Who is he trying to appeal to here?’
Who is he trying to appeal to here?
— ?️Dani♿/Not.THAT.kind.of.Floridian (@ThatRealDani) July 21, 2017
Others, well, they’re just at a loss for words at this point.
‘Stay classy America’
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