Anthony “The Mooch” Scaramucci, America’s shortest-serving White House communications director, appeared on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” to discuss his short tenure in the Trump administration and his public feud with the president’s former chief of staff, Reince Priebus, and White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon.
Scaramucci, who made headlines for his expletive-filled rants against his West Wing colleagues and was ousted just 10 days into the job, did not bat an eye while dishing out gossip from his good old days and the inner workings of the seemingly chaotic government.
Colbert, who has been mercilessly roasting President Donald Trump ever since he announced his bid for presidency, showed Scaramucci the widely popular photo of him and Priebus glaring at each other in the Oval Office.
“That’s a rough photo,” the Mooch commented amid boos, adding the relationship between the two had been fine back when he was donating money to the Republican Party and Priebus was the head of RNC. However, things changed once they made it to the White House.
When asked if Scaramucci was brought into get rid of Priebus and former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, the Mooch said, “I don't want to say it that way.”
However, when Colbert insisted he, “Say it like the Mooch!” Scaramucci gave in.
“So the Mooch of Long Island would say there's no love lost there,” he said. “I mean, look at the picture — there's no love lost there.”
Now that Priebus is gone, Colbert wonders who the current leaker is.
“Is it [Steve] Bannon?” he asked.
“I’ve said that,” Mooch responded. “I said he was. I obviously was caught on tape saying he was. I have no problem saying that.”
He continued, “If it were up to me, [Bannon] would be gone. But it’s not up to me.”
Scaramucci also joked about his brief time in the White House.
“I didn’t think I was going to last too long, but I thought I'd last longer than like a carton of milk,” he said. “If you bought your eggs and you were cooking them the day I got fired, it was totally fine, right?”
It was Scaramucci’s second televised interview since being fired from the Trump administration.
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