UPDATED, 11:10 AM: The situation is still somewhat fluid, but it’s looking like Anthony Scaramucci won’t be at this weekend’s Politicon, in person or via video. While talks are ongoing about the White House communications boss joining this weekend’s Pasadena confab via Skype, I hear in the past hour even that prospect is fading.
A statement just put out by Politicon organizers makes no mention of Scaramucci’s possible participation this weekend. In fact, with a reference to his profanity-laced interview with The New Yorker this week that has put the Donald Trump staffer in the spotlight, it makes a point of noting his decision to “cancel his scheduled appearance.” Take a read here:
“While Anthony Scaramucci decided to cancel his scheduled appearance at Politicon this year, the beauty of Politicon is that we have dozens of huge names that political junkies will love, from Chelsea Handler, James Carville, America Ferrera, Cenk Uygur, and Rob Reiner to Ann Coulter, Roger Stone, Tomi Lahren, Ben Shapiro, and Ana Navarro. At least now we don’t have to worry about violating any local obscenity laws!”
Well, there is that with no Mooch.
PREVIOUS, 9:54 AM: Amid controversy, congressional defeats and the general chaos that has characterized President Donald Trump’s White House, Anthony Scaramucci now will not be attending this weekend’s Politicon media and politics confab in Pasadena — at least not in person.
The recently appointed White House Communications Director has pulled out of attending several panels he was to have participated in at the CNN- and MSNBC-sponsored event set for Saturday and Sunday. However, we hear organizers are trying to put together several options for Scaramucci to join in, the most likely of which looks to by Skype-ing him into panels.
Talks remain ongoing with Scaramucci, who is on the road with Trump today, and nothing has been finalized.
As Scaramucci’s explosive interview with the New Yorker hit the web late yesterday afternoon, Politicon officials received word early this morning that he would not fly to the West Coast to attend the convention, which features panels of media and political figures and is billed as “the unconventional political convention.” It is being held at the Pasadena Convention Center.
Politicon organizers had no comment on Scaramucci pulling out of the event or whether he might join remotely.