Anthony Scaramucci

The Education of Anthony Scaramucci

Anthony Scaramucci gave a must-read interview to Vanity Fair in which he elaborated about his 10 days working in the Trump White House.

Said Scaramucci: “I want you to imagine the worst person that you’ve met on Wall Street, the most ruthless and the most diabolical. That’s the best person in Washington. That’s the Eagle Scout of Washington.”

On how White House chief of staff Reince Priebus — who he called “Rancid Penis” — promise to help him land a job: “He did say this because he’s a Washingtonian. That’s what they do to you, they say, ‘golly gee’ to your face and they act like Richie Cunningham to your face. They’re Richie Cunningham and they’re Opie from The Andy Griffith Show, but they’re the fucking Sith Lord behind your back. They’re hitting you with a lightsaber behind your back.”

On Steve Bannon: “I helped Bannon through the three months that he was on the campaign, and we had a good relationship. But Bannon turns on me, because Bannon is ultimately railing against the swamp, but he’s actually a cock of the swamp. He’s the creature from the Black Lagoon, Bannon. He acts more swamp-like than any person that’s ever become a Washingtonian. So for all of his railing on the swamp, he is literally the pig in George Orwell’s Animal Farm that stands on his two legs the minute he gets power.”

His final takeaway: “I learned that the swamp is probably a gold-plated cesspool with no drain. You understand what I’m saying? You can’t drain the fucking thing. It’s a gold-plated cesspool, and you got cesspool operators in there that know how to slow down disruptors like Donald Trump.”

The Book Scaramucci Wanted to Write

Business Insider: “In the months after getting ousted from the White House, Scaramucci sought a publisher to put out a book, which at one point was titled I Did It My Way, about his 10 days as Trump’s communications director. A proposal for the book that was circulated to several major publishers earlier this summer and shared with Business Insider promised a ‘tell-all’ to dish on his bizarre ouster from the White House as well as his ‘countless other interactions involving Sean Spicer, General McMaster, Sarah Huckabee and even the Vice President.’”

“But in a text message to Business Insider on Monday, Scaramucci … said he was no longer interested in publishing a book, saying he was not willing to write the kind of tell-all that would create buzz but damage his standing with the president and the White House.”

The Mooch Says He’ll Be Back

Anthony Scaramucci, the short-lived White House communications chief who was forced out after just 11 days on the job, told the Associated Press that he remains in close touch with the White House.

He said that although he has not spoken to President Trump in over a month, he talks to members of the president’s inner circle “regularly” and sees himself working with Trump again in the future.

The Mooch Shops New Book

“Sources tell Page Six exclusively that the shortest-ever-tenured White House communications director has been meeting with publishers about a planned tome that’s being repped by Trident Media Group… While the Mooch has previously penned finance books, a source tells us of the new project: ‘It’s about his time at the White House — all 10 days of it!’”

Scaramucci Wants to Run for Office

In recent conversations with friends, ousted White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci “has said he wants to some day run for office, which a friend speculated could include mayor of New York City or governor of New York. But the Mooch’s brief time in the White House has also given him presidential aspirations, according to one person familiar with the matter,” BuzzFeed News reports.

Said one friend: “He was 100% serious about it and asked us if we thought he would be a good president.”

Scaramucci Criticizes Trump’s Reaction to Violence

Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci had harsh words for President Trump’s reaction to the violence in Charlottesville this weekend, ABC News reports.

Said Scaramucci: “I wouldn’t have recommended that statement. I think he would have needed to have been much harsher… With the moral authority of the presidency, you have to call that stuff out.”

Scaramucci went on to criticize the influence of the website Breitbart and Chief Strategist Steve Bannon saying that there’s “this sort of ‘Bannon-bart’ influence” in the White House that he thinks “is a snag on the president.”

Scaramucci Will Hold Online Event on Friday

“Anthony Scaramucci wants to tell his own story,” CNN reports.

“Following his departure from the White House after less than 11 days as communications director, Scaramucci will be hosting an online event on Friday where he will address the American people directly. Scaramucci said this daytime event… will give him the opportunity to reach and communicate with the President’s base.”

The Mooch’s Plan Leaked

“Recently ousted White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci had big plans for the job, according to a draft of a memo he planned to send to White House staff,” BuzzFeed reports.

From the memo: “Make it clear that horn tooting and denigrating colleagues is unacceptable.”

Also from the memo: “No more threats about leaking and internal game playing – anyone who takes actions that do not serve the President will be dismissed – period.”

Scaramucci confirmed that he plans “an off-West Wing communications shop with the sole purpose of helping the President.” He added that “you’ll be hearing more about it next week.”

Scaramucci Claims He Was Burned by Reporter

Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci told the HuffPost that his expletive-laden remarks to New Yorker reporter Ryan Lizza about his colleagues were intended as “humorous and joking” comments.

Said Scaramucci: “The Lizzas and Scaramuccis have been friends for over 50 years. My dad knew his dad from construction, and we were building a personal relationship. Most of what I said was humorous and joking. Legally, it may have been on the record, but the spirit of it was off. And he knew that.”

Lizza disputed Scaramucci’s assertion that the two men are friends.

Scaramucci Will Pay Taxes on Sale of His Company

“Anthony Scaramucci lost more than a job at the White House: He lost the chance to delay paying millions of dollars in taxes,” CNN reports.

“Scaramucci’s lawyer said Tuesday that he will pay capital gains tax when he completes the sale of his investment company, SkyBridge Capital. Government employees can seek permission to defer that tax when they sell investments to avoid conflicts of interest.”

Scaramucci Listed as Dead In New Harvard Directory

“Pity poor Anthony Scaramucci: reportedly getting divorced, sacked from his job after a mere 10 days — and now there’s an erroneous report that he’s dead,” the Washington Post reports.

“The blink-and-you-missed-him former White House communications director is listed as deceased in the new Harvard Law School alumni directory, which arrived in alums’ mailboxes the very week that “The Mooch” became the most talked-about guy in politics. An asterisk by the 1989 graduate’s name indicates that he was reported dead since the last directory, which was published in 2011.”