Sean Spicer’s job with the White House has officially ended. News broke today that Mr. Spicer has resigned as the White House press secretary. The resignation comes after a rough first six months of the Trump Administration, and I feel that is putting it lightly. Things were so bad that at one point Sean Spicer tried to hide behind bushes to presumably duck questions about the Trump Administration’s firing of former FBI Director James Comey.
It has been fairly obvious for awhile now that Spicer would not last until the end of Trump’s first term in office. President Trump has had Sarah Huckabee Sanders handle most press briefings recently, and Anthony Scaramucci was appointed by Trump to be the White House’s communications director. It was clear that Spicer would be on his way out sooner rather than later.
With Anthony Scaramucci taking over the White House communications’ strategy, the logical question is being asked, ‘who is this guy?’ Scaramucci is an entrepreneur and served on the Trump’s transition team. He was an early backer of Trump and has a background in finance. With the current administration focusing a lot of attention on opioids right now, and the negative rhetoric flying around via members of the administration, it is logical for cannabis consumers and advocates to wonder how Mr. Scaramucci feels about marijuana. The legendary activist Tom Angell (donate to Marijuana Majority!), as he always does, provided insight into Scaramucci’s views on marijuana via a tweet he scooped off of Scaramucci’s Twitter feed:
What they leave out is the the overuse of these drugs is creating a zombie apocalypse in their cities https://t.co/UowggluLvM
— Anthony Scaramucci (@Scaramucci) October 25, 2015
At the time of his tweet, there was obviously no stoner zombie apocalypse occurring in Washington State, or any other part of America for that matter. It wasn’t occurring then, it isn’t occurring now, and I think it’s safe to say that it will never happen in the future. Legalization is working. Tax revenues are pouring in in states that have a taxed and regulated sales system in place, jobs are being created at an epic pace, and jurisdictions are saving money by not enforcing failed public policy. These are things that every public official needs to recognize, including Anthony Scaramucci. This is something that activists should keep a close eye on, and take this new White House employee to task if/when he starts spreading reefer madness via his new position.