Monday on CNBC’s “Power Lunch” on the heels of the announcement of the removal of Anthony Scaramucci as White House communications director, former Reagan White House communications director Pat Buchanan praised the move, which reportedly happened at the request of new White House chief of staff John Kelly.
Buchanan called it “dramatic and impressive and correct.”
“What happened was the general came in, Gen. Kelly, and he basically was repulsed by what Scaramucci said and how he said it and what he said about his colleagues,” Buchanan said. “This is not the kind of operation or individual that the general wants in his operation. And he exercised immediate and swift and decisive command and got rid of an individual. And it sends a message, I think, out to the country that you have a man in charge who is the chief of staff, who does decide on people who are even those close to the president of the United States. I think it’s an extremely healthy sign of the potential of the general. The general’s job is obviously going to be a very, very tough one, bringing that staff under control and frankly moving to bring order, discipline and a chain of command to the White House, but his first step was dramatic and impressive and correct.”
Buchanan went on to add Kelly would bring a Marine Corps ethic to the West Wing, which he said was something it “clearly needs.”
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