If you haven’t been paying attention, Anthony Scaramucci is the new White House spokesman. He’s about a week into the job, acting as the face of the White House since Sean Spicer announced his resignation last Friday.
Scaramucci, in one very quick week, has somehow made more headlines than Spicer did in 6 months. Yesterday evening an UNBELIEVABLE interview with The New Yorker was published. Some of these quotes — from the spokesman of THE WHITE HOUSE, mind you — are unbelievable.
Seriously, they’re unbelievable. They’re wild.
Scaramucci on White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus:
“Reince Priebus — if you want to leak something — he’ll be asked to resign very shortly. … Reince is a fucking paranoid schizophrenic, a paranoiac.”
[Then, imitating Priebus]
“‘Oh, Bill Shine is coming in. Let me leak the fucking thing and see if I can cock-block these people the way I cock-blocked Scaramucci for six months.’ ”
Scaramucci on White House chief adviser Steve Bannon:
“I’m not Steve Bannon, I’m not trying to suck my own cock… I’m not trying to build my own brand off the fucking strength of the president. I’m here to serve the country.”
Scaramucci, talking leaks, to The New Yorker reporter Ryan Lizza, who published this story:
“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… 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…. I fired one guy the other day. I have three to four people I’ll fire tomorrow. I’ll get to the person who leaked that to you.”
Scaramucci on killing leakers:
“What I want to do is I want to fucking kill all the leakers and I want to get the President’s agenda on track so we can succeed for the American people.”
After this went live, he tweeted the following:
The day prior, he gave this weird ass interview to the BBC (fast-forward to 10:55 for bizarre ending):
Sean Spicer was ADAMANTLY against the hiring of this guy; he actually noted it as the direct reason he resigned. I think we’re quickly finding out why.
I’m all about humor and ridiculousness. And make no mistake, some of these quotes are fucking hilarious. They’re fire. They’re gold… but they ABSOLUTELY should not be coming from the damn White House spokesman. It’s embarrassing. And what’s he trying to claim with these tweets? That he didn’t know they’d be published? You can’t be the White House communications guy and not know what’s going out and what isn’t.
Christ almighty this whole saga is becoming something BEYOND a TV show.