In true Mooch fashion, Anthony Scaramucci has some colorful nicknames for his former White House colleagues
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
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: https://t.co/WQmzb1irCg
— Anthony Scaramucci (@Scaramucci) September 13, 2017
Get ready … for something. Jeva Lange
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.
— Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) August 9, 2017
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