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After Sean Spicer, Trump taps Obama donor Anthony Scaramucci as communications director

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He is a John Kerry donor and a Hillary Clinton donor and a Barack Obama donor. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Sean Spicer is on his way out of the White House as press secretary, and the new voice of the White House is a John Kerry donor and a Hillary Clinton donor and a Barack Obama donor. The new communications director, Anthony Scaramucci, has never held a job in politics -- but he's made plenty of political donations. The hedge-fund manager-turned-politico has donated more than $110,000 to Democrat nominees.

Scaramucci has donated to every single Democratic presidential nominee since 2000. More than generous, according to FEC filings, he gave Vice President Gore $1,000 and Kerry $3,000; He gave Sen. Hilary Clinton, $4,300 and President Obama, $4,600.

Asked whether or not political donations factored into the president's decision, newly-minted press secretary Sarah Sanders demurred during Friday's televised briefing.

Altogether though, Scaramucci donations seem more pragmatic than bipartisan. While giving to Democrats, he also shelled out big dollars simultaneously to Republicans. Since 2010 his donations have skewed heavily toward the Right. During the 2016 GOP primaries, he first backed Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, then Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, and finally declared his allegiance to "team Republican."

Altogether Scaramucci though has donated more than $500,000 to Republicans, more than five times more than he's given to Democrats.

The dollars and cents in Democrat pockets might not trouble Trump in light of Scaramucci's political work. During the 2012 campaign, he served as Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's chief Wall Street bundler.

Philip Wegmann is a commentary writer for the Washington Examiner.