The Mooch comes, the Mooch goes, but the real news, the good news, is that there is now going to be order in the court of Donald Trump.
By agreeing to the wish of new chief of staff Gen. John Kelly that Anthony Scaramucci vacate the premises, President Trump sent a dramatic signal of his personal commitment to changing the ways of his White House.
Other changes are sure to follow in the coming days. There likely will be no more open-door Oval Office gabfests and no more kibitzers loitering in the hallways hoping to catch the president’s eye and scramble his schedule. Oh, and leakers will meet a firing squad at dawn on the White House lawn.
The battle to advance the Trump agenda will be waged in smart, disciplined fashion under a retired four-star general from the Marine Corps.
And not a moment too soon.
Last week was the worst week of the Trump presidency and there was no end to the bleeding in sight. The failure of the ObamaCare repeal led a list of mistakes and setbacks, and Scaramucci, brought in to improve communications, instantly managed to make everything worse with profane, inflammatory comments about White House colleagues.
In the following days, The Post broke the story of Scaramucci’s messy personal life, including the birth of a new son to his soon-to-be-ex-wife, the details of which made his short stint in the White House look relatively normal.
But Trump has troubles of his own, the most significant being a rupture with some congressional Republicans over whether the president could fire special counsel Robert Mueller and Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The fight is simmering now, but if it reaches a summer boil, it could hamper everything he needs to do in Congress and even swamp the push for tax reform.