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Reservoir dogs in the White House

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05.08.2017

Then White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci gestures during a press briefing in the Brady Press Briefing room of the White House in Washington, July 21, 2017.

©Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP file photo

Anthony Zurcher, the BBC’s North America correspondent, nailed it in a report on July 27. “Where Abraham Lincoln had his famous ‘team of rivals’ in his administration, this is something different,” Zurcher wrote. “Trump White House seems more akin to the final scene in (Quentin Tarantino’s film) ‘Reservoir Dogs,’ where everyone is yelling and pointing a gun at someone else, and there’s a good chance no one is going to come out unscathed.”

Several walking wounded have limped out of the White House since the shooting started — Sean Spicer, Michael Short, Reince Priebus — but nobody would call them unscathed. The latest to take a bullet is Anthony Scaramucci, the communications director who was appointed only 10 days prior to his leaving on July 31.

Scaramucci, who could be a Quentin Tarantino character himself — he seemed to be channeling Steve Buscemi’s role as Mr. Pink in “Reservoir Dogs” — topped all the other bizarre events in the White House last week by delivering an obscenity-laced rant that forced the........

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