Yesterday morning Anthony Scaramucci called into CNN and talked for half an hour about leakers, his financial disclosure form, and smelly fish. It was hard to imagine at that time that his unplanned CNN interview might be topped, then Ryan Lizza published a piece in the New Yorker. The New Yorker article detailed a phone conversation Scaramucci had with the reporter the previous evening.
Scaramucci on Leakers
In his New Yorker article, Ryan Lizza described a call the previous night. Scaramucci called Lizza who had tweeted that the President and First Lady were having dinner with Scaramucci, Fox News host Sean Hannity, and former top Fox News executive Bill Shine. Scaramucci called Lizza to press him on who “leaked” the dinner plans to Lizza, what followed is shocking, and includes very vulgar language.
A great deal of the conversation centered around Scaramucci and “leakers,” the following are a few quotes from the call.
“What I’m going to do is, I will eliminate everyone in the comms team, and we’ll start over.”
“I’m going to fire every one of them, and then you haven’t protected anybody, so the entire place will be fired over the next two weeks.”
“They’ll all be fired by me. I fired one guy the other day. I have three to four people I’ll fire tomorrow.”
“You’re an American citizen. This is a major catastrophe for the American country. So I’m asking you as an American patriot to give me a sense of who leaked it.”
“What I want to do is I want to f*****g kill all the leakers and I want to get the President’s agenda on track so we can succeed for the American people.”
Scaramucci On Priebus and Bannon
Another topic of the call was White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and Chief Strategist Steve Bannon, the following are rather shocking quotes attacking Priebus and to a lesser extent Steve Bannon.
“I’m not Steve Bannon. I’m not trying to suck my own c**k.”
“Reince is a f*****g paranoid schizophrenic, a paranoiac…’Let me leak the f*****g thing and see if I can c**k-block these people the way I c**k-blocked Scaramucci for six months.'”
“Reince Priebus — if you want to leak something — he’ll be asked to resign very shortly.”
He ended with this, “Yeah, let me go, though, because I’ve gotta start tweeting some s**t to make this guy crazy.” Moments later this tweet, which was later removed, appeared on twitter.