White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci had a full-blown meltdown during a phone interview with the New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza saying, “What I want to do is f*cking kill all the leakers.” That’s tame considering the rest of his profanity-laced rant.
Scaramucci was upset because news that he was dining with Donald Trump, Sean Hannity and Bill Shine was leaked. He called Lizza up demanding to know who leaked the story to him. Lizza declined to name his source, but instead of hanging up the phone, Scaramucci went nuts.
New Yorker: Scaramucci also told me that, unlike other senior officials, he had no interest in media attention. “I’m not Steve Bannon, I’m not trying to suck my own c*ck,” he said, speaking of Trump’s chief strategist. “I’m not trying to build my own brand off the f*cking strength of the President. I’m here to serve the country.” (Bannon declined to comment.)
He reiterated that Priebus would resign soon, and he noted that he told Trump that he expected Priebus to launch a campaign against him. “He didn’t get the hint that I was reporting directly to the President,” he said. “And I said to the President here are the four or five things that he will do to me.” His list of allegations included leaking the Hannity dinner and the details from his financial-disclosure form.
Scaramucci tweeted: “I sometimes use colorful language. I will refrain in this arena but not give up the passionate fight for @realDonaldTrump’s agenda.”
— Anthony Scaramucci (@Scaramucci) July 27, 2017
Um, the dude is cracking up and he’s only been on the job for less than a week. He also had another meltdown this morning during a phone-in interview on CNN’s New Day, where he basically accused Priebus of leaking information his financial disclosure forms. He ranted last night that it was a felony but the fact is, that information is publicly available.
There is a circular firing squad going on in the White House. Donald Trump said his son-in-law Jared Kushner was really, really smart. He is the one who recommended Scaramucci, recommended James Comey’s firing, underwhelmed in the Middle East and the list goes on.