It may sound ridiculous coming from someone who was part of the Trump Administration, or actually, it might no surprise anyone, that Anthony Scaramucci, the former (10 day) White House Communications Director, is saying that the reporter who recorded and reported on his expletive filled interview cost him his job. Like his former employer, Scaramucci took to the Twitter airwaves to blast the reporter, holding back with the profanities, at least for now.
On Wednesday, Ryan Lizza, the reporter who Scaramucci blames for his termination, was blasted by the Mooch in a series of tweets. Lizza recorded a conversation with Scaramucci that is filled with expletives, and apparently recorded without his permission.
One of the tweets, Scaramucci used the hashtag “lowlife” to describe Lizza taping the phone call without his permission, The reporter fired back saying that Scaramucci never said the conversation was off the record. The Scaramucci compared Lizza to Linda Tripp. Linda Tripp was the woman who recoded Monica Lewinsky secretly. In the conversations with Lewinsky, the former aid to President Bill Clinton, she revealed information about her relationship with the former president when he was in office. This led to an impeachment hearing for Clinton.
Lasting shy of two weeks in the White House, the Mooch will sit down for his first interview live with George Stephanopoulos. Following that interview, Anthony Scaramucci will sit down with Stephen Colbert on CBS’s The Late Show With Stephen Colbert this coming Monday. In his short time as the Communications Director at the White House, Colbert formed a man-crush on Scaramucci, poking fun at him and his lack of filter. Colbert acted as though the world was coming to an end when the news broke that he was no longer part of the Trump administration. Colbert also took to Twitter letting the CBS censors for his show, letting them know the Mooch was going to be live on the show.
There is one question that has not been raised. Will Sean Spicer try to return to team Trump now that Scaramucci is gone? Spicer had be the acting Communications Director, as well as the Press Secretary. When Anthony Scaramucci was hired, Spicer was livid and quit. He would not work for Scaramucci, who he apparently viewed as not being qualified for the job, and was likely dismayed that he was not offered the job. Now that the Mooch is gone, will Spicer try to reverse his resignation? Time will tell, and it may depend on if Trump wants him back.
By Cletus Dillwood
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