Red Alert Politics has officially merged with the Washington Examiner

Say goodbye to the White House gossip queens

(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Adios, Short.

You won’t get any sympathy from me; you’re a leaker and you know it.

President Trump deserves a team that is wholly committed to his success, which in return is wholly committed to the success of the country. Quite frankly I have no idea how you were ever considered for a position in the White House to begin with. In my eyes, you lost that job position the day you quit the campaign.

For those who don’t know what I’m talking about, Michael Short, (now former) White House assistant press secretary has been leaking palace intrigue for months. Prior to working at the White House, he worked on the Trump campaign… that is until things got tough with the Access Hollywood tapes. Apparently Short left the office and never came back. The next time he was seen was move in day to his new cushy job at the White House.

Sorry for my lack of sympathy, but some of us kept our heads down because we understood that the campaign was bigger than just one guy. Some of us got up the next day and still wore our MAGA hats instead of quitting our jobs. Some of us understand standard professionalism and have very low tolerance for children’s games, especially in the White House.

Apparently Short never got over his disdain for Trump despite taking a job as assistant press secretary. He joined the coms team to hang with his longstanding RNC buddies, Katie Walsh and Sean Spicer, the same ones who have already been axed (for leaking.)

Anthony Scaramucci, the new Communications Director tasked with cleaning up these leaks, has said he’s committed to axing the entire coms department, with the exception of himself and Sarah Huckabee Sanders, if the leaks don’t stop — and I don’t blame him.

This petty drama overshadows the White House’s successes and makes the administration look foolish. It does little to change policy, move Trump’s agenda forward, or help the nation. Short is no Edward Snowden; he’s not a whistleblower. He’s just an unprofessional gossip queen.

Last night on Sean Hannity, Scaramucci said that he’s discovered senior people who are asking “junior people to leak for them.” He also hinted that he may fire more people, which he’s concerned might lead to a “civil war.”

This morning, after a firestorm of late night tweets, Scaramucci called into CNN and told Chris Cuomo, “if Reince wants to explain he’s not a leaker, let him do that.”

Quite frankly, it looks like former RNC chair and current Chief of Staff Reince Priebus is the senior official leaking to junior aids who previously worked with him at the RNC. That would explain Scaramucci’s “civil war” remark, as it seems the the flood of leaks keep coming directly from the former RNC posse.

Some will call this speculation, although it’s no mystery to most in the DC beltway. After 125 confirmed leaks in the first 126 days, a pattern starts to form and trails emerge.

Republicans finally have control of the White House and the actual RNC staffers who led us for 8 years from outside the White House are now squandering our opportunity to succeed within. Meanwhile, President Trump hired Scaramucci to get the White House back on message — something Scaramucci seems to be actively perusing — and purists want to complain about his years old comments on gun control.

At this point, I don’t care what your personal views are as long as you’re getting the job done. I’d like to think that my fellow Republicans from the RNC are working in the best interest of the president and the country but that remains to be seen; at least Scaramucci is doing his job. It’s time we bring some honor and integrity back to the White House, and that starts with everyone simply doing their job.

If you’re fortunate enough to work in the people’s house and serve the President of the United States, be a dadgum team player and shut your mouth. Loose lips sink ships, and the entire country is riding on this one.

Latest Videos