Donald Trump would hire an experienced architect if he were putting up a building. Yet when it comes to running the government, no experience is necessary. Neither he nor his three top aides had ever worked for any government for a single day before taking the reins of power.
The White House Communications Director is a key post in any administration. They are responsible for getting the president’s message to the people. This includes speechwriting, media relations, appearances and the internet. It is especially difficult under this administration due to President Trump’s tendency to get off message and throw temper tantrums.
The new director is Anthony Scaramucci. He has run a hedge fund, co-hosted a cable investment show, served on several presidential campaigns in the finance department and wrote three books. His only government experience was with the US Export-Import Bank. He was appointed to that job just last month.
That certainly is an impressive resume. However, none of it makes him the qualified for his new job. Apparently Trump thinks that being a businessman qualifies a person to do anything.
I wish him well but he is likely in for a bumpy ride.