As noted on Monday, the White House was characteristically short on answers when it came to explaining i) why Donald Trump thought it was a good idea to make Anthony Scaramucci communications director in the first place, and ii) what exactly went on in the days after The New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza hilariously revealed what “The Mooch” really thought of Reince Priebus and Steve Bannon.
But one person who isn’t short on answers when it comes to Scaramucci’s unceremonious departure is Nassim Taleb.
And that makes sense for two reasons:
- Nassim Taleb is never short on answers because he knows everything
- Nassim Taleb is an unwitting accomplice to the Trump administration. Of course the idea of being “unwittingly” anything is anathema for Taleb, so for the past oh, I don’t know, call it two years, he’s been on a veritable quest to reverse engineer the narrative so he doesn’t have to admit to himself that Antifragile was in fact hijacked by racist lunatics with political ambition.
Regular readers know that we quite enjoy lampooning Taleb. He’s genius gone horribly awry – the embodiment of delusions of grandeur.
For those interested in a running chronicle of Taleb’s adventures (which recently included drinking “Genghis Khan’s champagne” with “Steppe fighters”) you can read about them here.
Well on Tuesday, Taleb has answered the question on everyone’s mind. To wit:
That’s right folks, the “tragedy” of “The Mooch” is that “one cannot be both alpha, free, direct and … have a supervisor.”
Or, it could be that Scaramucci is a goddamn idiot – just like his “supervisor.”
And when you make your decision, do recall what Taleb said on May 19:
Trump is not an idiot.
There’s a logic to Trump that you can only get if you look at Trump as Trump.
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