That is certainly one way to phrase it.
As the globe reacts to the resignation of U.K. Prime Minister Liz Truss, political figures across the pond have begun to make light of her brief reign.
The 58-year-old former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci weighed in Thursday morning.
The infamous ‘The Mooch’ lasted only 11 days in the White House during the administration of former President Donald Trump.
On Twitter, Scaramucci made light of both Truss’ unexpected departure and his own brief stay.
“Liz Truss lasted 4.1 Scaramuccis,” tweeted the former White House official.
The statement released by Scaramucci just before 9 a.m. gained momentum and earned praise from many.
One political blogger, an ardent Democrat with over 650,000 followers, responded to Scaramucci’s post with laughter, writing, “Okay. You have earned this,’ along with laughing emojis.
According to his Twitter bio, Georgetown University professor Don Moynihan also responded to Scaramucci’s tweet.
The professor at the McCourt School of public affairs advised anyone considering a journey across the pond to do so immediately.
Moynihan stated, “Right now, if you are interested in visiting the United Kingdom, the exchange rate is amazing.”
Scaramucci’s tweet received more than 60,000 likes and nearly 10,000 retweets within hours.
A mathematically-inclined Twitter user then attempted to correct the former White House employee, stating that the right answer is 4.09.
Scaramucci said jokingly, “We round up.” 4.1.’
His quips, however, did not end there.
The Mooch responded to a tweet mentioning The Daily Star’s webcast of a head of lettuce from earlier in the year.
The video, fittingly titled ‘Will Liz Truss outlast this head of lettuce? ‘, garnered online renown for its amusing comments on Truss’ anticipated brief tenure at 10 Downing Street.
Scaramucci cited the tweet of an individual who posted a photo of a head of lettuce with the message, “The lettuce will prevail, right?”
But she survived longer than the milk in the refrigerator. I could not accomplish that! The former White House communications director praised the accomplishment.
He then provided a basic analogy that might be applied to future politicians who resign after a little length of time.
“1 Scaramucci = milk carton,” he tweeted. Truss equals a head of lettuce.
Overall, ‘The Mooch’ gave Truss his stamp of approval, describing her deeds as admirable.
Scaramucci added, “I admire her for being in the arena and for doing the right thing by resigning at this time.”
‘The Mooch’ was one of six individuals who held the position during former President Donald Trump’s one term in office.
Spicer lasted 45 and 49 days during his two tenure as communication director, whereas Mike Dubke and Anthony Scaramucci lasted 88 and 11 days, respectively.
The 58-year-old resigned from his position following the publication of an interview in The New Yorker in which he expressed his distaste for former White House chief of staff Reince Priebus.
Scaramucci felt he was speaking off-the-record during the interview in which he criticized aspects of his position and other White House employees.
Scaramucci worked at Goldman Sachs prior to founding SkyBridge Capital, which he eventually sold to accept a post in the Trump administration.
Since his July 2017 departure, ‘The Mooch’ has returned to SkyBridge in a top leadership position.
In 2021, the man also became a contributor for CNBC.
Since assuming the position, Scaramucci has made multiple appearances on the network to discuss the financial sector and investment.
Today, Truss suddenly conceded defeat and announced her resignation as prime minister, as Westminster prepared for Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak to engage in a “fight for the soul” of the party.
The prime minister used a lectern in front of the renowned black door to announce her resignation, cementing her status as the shortest-serving prime minister in modern political history.
She disclosed that she had notified the king of her choice and stated, “I cannot fulfill the duty…. I shall serve as prime minister until a replacement is picked.
Less than twenty-four hours before to submitting her resignation, Truss referred to herself as a “fighter, not a quitter.”
She is the Prime Minister with the shortest tenure in British history.
Others have had brief terms of office like Truss, but none have been less than 100 days.
In 1827, George Canning, a Conservative, served as prime minister for only 121 days before passing away.
Frederick John Robinson, Viscount Goderich, served for less than 200 days following Canning’s departure in August 1827.
He served for 144 days before being replaced in January 1828.