Annals of “The Mooch”: Even messier divorce, gratuitous product placement, and soap!
Anthony “The Mooch” Scaramucci’s divorce is even messier and uglier than previously disclosed. His wife dumped him nine months into her pregnancy:
[She] demanded a divorce three weeks ago, while she was nine months pregnant, sources told The Post.
Deidre Scaramucci, 38, fed up with her three-year marriage to the new White House communication director, filed divorce papers on July 6 in Nassau County Supreme Court.
On Monday, while Anthony was in West Virginia with President Trump for the Boy Scouts Jamboree, Deidre gave birth to the couple’s baby boy James. As of Friday evening, a full four days after delivery, her 53-year-old husband had yet to meet his newborn son, though an associate close to Anthony said he visited the child late that night. He visited his Manhasset, L.I., homestead Saturday.
“When James was born, he sent her a text saying, ‘Congratulations, I’ll pray for our child,’” said a source close to the situation.
Lone those wholesome family values! And speaking of values, you may have heard a reference or two to disgraced Penn State football coach Joe Paterno from The Mooch last week. It turns out there is a reason, and it’s called product placement:
Scaramucci’s financial disclosure reports reveal he is co-executive producer of a TV movie titled “Happy Valley” celebrating disgraced Penn State Nittany Lions football coach Joe Paterno, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed. … “HBO won’t say what role Scaramucci has now in the film — probably not much, though — only that he will receive credit as an executive producer because he brought in financing for the project.”
Coach Paterno, or JoePa as he was called, was fired for his role in covering up child sexual abuse by Assistant Coach Jerry Sandusky, who was subsequently convicted of 45 counts of sexual assault against 10 boys. All of the victims came from disadvantaged homes.
When former FBI Director Louis Freeh conducted an exhaustive investigation of the scandal, he concluded, “The most powerful men at Penn State failed to take any steps for 14 years to protect the children Sandusky victimized.”
Scaramucci was hyping the film as recently as June 5:
Al Pacino to Star as Penn State Coach Joe Paterno in New HBO Movie | Variety https://t.co/jAVczNmoVn
— Anthony Scaramucci (@Scaramucci) June 6, 2017
He’s all class! Although you have to admit that it’s a pity he’s not going over so well with Christian evangelicals:
[Bob] Vander Plaats , whom the New York Times called “an influential leader of Iowa’s Christian right,” heads the Family Leader, an evangelical group that advocates for political candidates and policy issues. Vander Plaats took issue with Scaramucci’s harsh language and went on Twitter on Friday to tell Trump that the new White House communications chief was the one who needed to go.
Vander Plaats tweeted that the president “must model and demand a higher standard.”
— Bob Vander Plaats (@bobvanderplaats) July 28, 2017
He also posted a letter to the president on the Family Leader website, titled “A time for confronting.”
Mr. President, it is time to look in the mirror, accept responsibility, apologize to the American people, and declare an end to this behavior immediately.
I suggest you lead by first washing out Mr. Scaramucci’s mouth with a bar of soap. After a thorough rinsing, strip his credentials and escort him personally off the White House grounds.
You would think that by now the Bible thumpers would have figured out Donald has been playing them like a Fender Stratocaster.