Anthony Scaramucci to Make Keynote Address at Republican Jewish Coalition Event

Trump's ex-communications director, who is known for his unusually short tenure at the White House, will be one of the main guests at the upcoming meeting of the U.S. Jewish group

Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci poses for a photograph in Jerusalem on November 20, 2017.
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Anthony Scaramucci, the former White House communications director, will be a keynote speaker this year at the annual gathering of the Republican Jewish Coalition, according to the organization's website.

The RJC is the most prominent Jewish group within the Republican party, and it receives major funding from casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson, who is also the owner of Israel Hayom, an Israeli newspaper considered to be Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's mouthpiece.

This year's RJC annual leadership meeting will take place in early February, and Scaramucci, known by his nickname "The Mooch," is slated to make an appearance at the meeting as one of its main speakers.

Scaramucci served in the White House for only ten days last summer, but his term left a mark in Washington and around the world, following an unforgettable interview he gave to the New Yorker in which he attacked a number of other senior White House staffers. All of the staffers Scaramucci spoke of no longer work for the Trump administration.

Other speakers at the event will include Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, Israeli Minister of Interior Security Gilad Erdan (a member of Netanyahu's Likud Party), Israeli Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer, and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, who was a failed presidential candidate in 2016. The event will take place at Adelson's Venetian hotel and casino.

Adelson is one of the richest people in the United States, and was a top donor to Trump's presidential campaign in 2016. He is known for his strong right-wing views on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.