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Anthony Scaramucci’s wife files for divorce

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Today in Friday Schadenfreude: The New York Post’s Page Six gossip column is reporting that new White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci might want to check in with Steve Bannon for some tips on flexibility, poise, and self-satisfaction, because his wife just filed for divorce. According to Page Six—which, again, is a gossip column, so take this with a grain of salt—Deidre Ball was unhappy with her husband’s “naked political ambition” and desire to transform himself from a successful New York entrepreneur into a Washington insider. (She also reportedly wasn’t a fan of his new boss, donating money to at least one anti-Trump congressional candidate in 2015.)

Scaramucci—who scored a major political win earlier today, with the firing of his hated rival Reince Priebus as White House chief of staff—issued a brief tweet about the divorce earlier today, asking that reporters and commentators “leave civilians out of this.”


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