New York Times columnist Bret Stephens and MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle had a good laugh Thursday evening at White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci's expense.
Stephens compared Scaramucci to the gangland boss John Gotti.
"Listening to that clip, it’s like hearing 'The Seven Habits of Highly Successful People' reinterpreted by John Gotti," Stephens said.
To which Ruhle chuckled heartily and asked Stephens to repeat his witty Gotti-comparison.
"That’s amazing," she remarked.
Of course we are all familiar with Gotti, who served for nearly two decades as head of the Gambino crime syndicate. What Stephens, Ruhl, and others of their ilk fail to realize, however, is that while they're laughing at Scaramucci, the majority of the country is applauding him.
Comparing the new White House Comms Director to Gotti only endears him more to the general public, which has long lionized mafia figures. That's not to say we condone Scarammuci's use of profanity in describing his colleagues and potential White House leakers, just that most people appreciate authenticity and straight talk. It's one of the reasons Trump is so popular.
The majority of Americans don't offend as easily as the elitists and chattering classes who now clutch their pearls think they do.