When the news broke on Friday that Sean Spicer had resigned as White House press secretary after the appointment of Anthony Scaramucci, many mourned the loss of “Spicey,” as he was affectionately known.
There's no way new White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci could live up to the reputation of Spicer, earworm-inducing name notwithstanding, we all thought. Oh, but we were wrong.
While the rest of us were bemoaning what we would do without our favorite Spicer memes, Twitter was going through Scaramucci's old posts on Twitter, and they struck gold.
Yeah, that's definitely not a Mark Twain quote.
"Dance like no one is watching. Sing like no one is listening. Love like you've never been hurt and live like its heaven on earth. MarkTwain," he tweeted in 2012. The quote appears, however, to have originated with a 1987 song called "Come From The Heart," according to the website Quote Investigator, which researched the quote's origins.
On Twitter, others were inspired to share their own favorite "inspiring" quotes in response.
Twitter threads are the gift that just keeps giving.
It's a little ironic that the new White House communications director has an attribution problem already, but that's not the least of his Twitter troubles.
Twitter also pointed out that Scaramucci seemed to disagree with his new boss, President Donald Trump, on some very important points.
Trump made a proposed border wall between the United States and Mexico a cornerstone of his 2016 presidential campaign, and has notably called climate change a hoax perpetrated by China.
Scaramucci even appeared to support Donald Trump's opponent in the 2016 presidential race, Hillary Clinton.
Some were, if not shocked, then definitely surprised to see it.
By the afternoon of July 22, Scaramucci had evidently become aware that his old tweets were circulating again.
He posted an announcement to Twitter saying that he was deleting the controversial old tweets, and many of the most prominent ones were gone shortly after.
Some people called out the idea that removing information was "full transparency."
However, he seems to have neglected to remove his "Mark Twain" quote. Get at it while you can.