The appointment of the new White House communications chief Anthony Scaramucci was reportedly pushed by President Trump’s daughter Ivanka and her husband and presidential adviser Jared Kushner. According to a report by The New York Times, Kushner had grown “increasingly critical” of White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer as well as Trump’s Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, regarding them as “party establishment figures who operate out of self-interest.” Priebus and Trump's chief strategist Stephen Bannon also “strongly opposed” the pick “in large part because he (Scaramucci) enjoys an easy banter and direct line to Trump, potentially threatening their positions.
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Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.