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Scaramucci ate at Trump's hotel after being fired by Trump

Shortly after former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci was relieved of his position by President Trump on Monday, the Mooch marked the occasion by going to lunch at Trump's Washington, D.C., hotel. He was joined by Katrina Pierson, Trump's former campaign spokeswoman, as well as several White House staffers.

As for why Scaramucci would choose to dine at what one might think is the very last restaurant in Washington he would enjoy visiting at this time, simple masochism is not the only option. Eyewitness accounts from the scene suggest Scaramucci — a man, recall, who reportedly dropped $100,000 to secure himself a brief cameo in 2010's Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps — was there for the photo ops:

Alternatively, as one diner theorized to the Daily Mail, "Maybe Trump was putting him up and he didn't have time to check out yet," an awkward and potentially conflict-of-interest-y possibility that seems just about right for this administration.