Scaramucci Unplugged: ‘I’m Not Trying to Suck My Own C*ck’
I have barely gotten introduced to Anthony Scaramucci, and I love the guy.
Talk about Trump’s outer Italian. This guy is raw. No, he makes raw look burnt!
I tell the story on my radio show of a friend picking me up in Boston to drop me off at my hotel. He asked if i mind while he stopped to meet with a client. I replied that I was fine with it.
We arrived at the business, where the receptionist alerts the executive of our arrival. The exec came out to get us, ushered us into this big corner office, and I was introduced to him. We shook hands, and the two friends began cursing each other out in a way that would have made Tony Soprano blush.
The meeting ended. The two shook hands, and Tom and I left.
When we got to the car, I asked, “What the f*ck was that!?”
He almost acted as if nothing had happened. I repeated the question. He said, “Oh that? That was nothing. We were just blowing off steam!…That’s how we do business in the Northeast.”
Bada bing bada boom.
— Deplorable?Texan (@MediaJuggernaut) July 27, 2017
Scaramucci is that guy.
And the article written about him in The New Yorker is the reason #SteveBannon trended on Twitter:
Scaramucci was particularly incensed by a Politico report about his financial-disclosure form, which he viewed as an illegal act of retaliation by Priebus. The reporter said Thursday morning that the document was publicly available and she had obtained it from the Export-Import Bank. Scaramucci didn’t know this at the time, and he insisted to me that Priebus had leaked the document, and that the act was “a felony.”
“I’ve called the F.B.I. and the Department of Justice,” he told me.
“Are you serious?” I asked.
“The swamp will not defeat him,” he said, breaking into the third person. “They’re trying to resist me, but it’s not going to work. I’ve done nothing wrong on my financial disclosures, so they’re going to have to go fuck themselves.”
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 cock,” he said, speaking of Trump’s chief strategist. “I’m not trying to build my own brand off the fucking strength of the President. I’m here to serve the country.” (Bannon declined to comment.)
Bannon is a loose cannon. I’ve met him and discussed a few of our encounters.
I believe he will be gone soon, because Scaramucci wants a clean slate.
I will say that this White House team is a blast to watch. Just no video of Bannon in the White House bathroom. Though according to Larry Connor, Bannon can’t accomplish what Scaramucci suggested.
— Larry O'Connor (@LarryOConnor) July 27, 2017
As for the leakers, Scaramucci is like an exterminator on a bug hunt.
He cryptically suggested that he had more information about White House aides. “O.K., the Mooch showed up a week ago,” he said. “This is going to get cleaned up very shortly, O.K.? Because I nailed these guys. I’ve got digital fingerprints on everything they’ve done through the F.B.I. and the fucking Department of Justice.”
I’m really interested to see who’s next.