the mooch is loose
January 24, 2019

His 11-day stint as White House communications director is no longer the shortest entry on Anthony Scaramucci's résumé.

Scaramucci managed to do what many thought was impossible: leave the Celebrity Big Brother house faster than he did the White House. He only lasted six days on the show, TMZ reports, exiting on Monday despite appearing on Tuesday night's episode. He re-emerged in Switzerland on Wednesday, and said because he signed a confidentiality agreement, he couldn't reveal the circumstances behind his leaving. "You'll have to tune in on Friday to understand what happened," he said. Scaramucci did say that he had fun on the show, and it reminded him of his blue collar roots.

So, how will Scaramucci beat this 6-day record at his next job? Will he just walk in, do a lap around the office, then walk back out? Resign at the same time he accepts the offer? If anyone can do it, it's the Mooch. Catherine Garcia

February 2, 2018

Anthony Scaramucci will not go gentle into that good night.

It has been more than six months since his 11-day tenure as President Trump's communications director ended, but in a new interview/burn book recitation with Vanity Fair's William D. Cohan, he's as fired up as ever when it comes to "the two jamokes" he clashed with the most in D.C.: Former White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon.

The Mooch dubbed Priebus "Rancid Penis," and says he's one of those guys who acts like "Richie Cunningham" and "Opie from The Andy Griffith Show, but they're the f—ing Sith Lord behind your back. They're hitting you with a lightsaber behind your back." He claims that Priebus was "just very jealous" and "can't believe I'm this close to Trump." Scaramucci also said Priebus joined forces with Bannon to take him out (a person close to Bannon called this "laughable"), and suggested that while Bannon may have been "railing against the swamp," he's "actually a cock of the swamp. He's the creature from the Black Lagoon."

The interview contains Scaramucci's versions of his firing by White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, his first press conference, the meeting where former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer found out Scaramucci had been hired, and his infamous, expletive-filled conversation with former New Yorker writer Ryan Lizza. While The Mooch may have nothing but bad things to say about Priebus and Bannon, he's still got a lot of love for Trump and doesn't regret his tumultuous time in the White House, calling it an "unbelievably phenomenal experience." Read the entire interview at Vanity Fair. Catherine Garcia

September 13, 2017

Anthony Scaramucci, whose tenure as White House communications director was famously shorter than the time it takes for milk to expire, announced Wednesday what his next venture will be: The Scaramucci Post. Unfortunately, at this point it is hard to say what, exactly, The Scaramucci Post is — the account's Twitter bio just says "coming soon" and its "website" is an Instagram where the only posted photo, aside from the publication's logo, is a screenshot of a Twitter poll.

In case anyone understandably thinks this is some elaborate, first-class trolling, Scaramucci confirmed it is not:

Get ready … for something. Jeva Lange

August 9, 2017

Anthony Scaramucci, former White House communications director and lover of four-letter words, is making his late-night debut next Monday on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Colbert announced the booking on Twitter Wednesday evening, adding, "This is just a heads up for our censors to get ready!" Scaramucci had the briefest of tenures in the White House — just 10 days — and was ousted after an expletive-filled conversation with The New Yorker's Ryan Lizza, which targeted everyone from President Trump's chief strategist Stephen Bannon to former Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, was made public. It's a safe bet that Colbert, who mercilessly mocked The Mooch during his blink-and-you'll-miss-it White House career, will be ready with some questions that could only be answered on late-night television. Catherine Garcia

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