When the presumptive White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci stops one half-step short of calling Steve Bannon a “c***-sucker,” drops “F-bombs” and refuses to even apologize, you are knee-deep the in the Trump twilight zone. When the excuse is “colorful language,” it is a hollow one indeed.
— Anthony Scaramucci (@Scaramucci) July 27, 2017
When it comes time to own up to it and this White House official not only refuses to accept responsibility but blames his own words on “trusting in a reporter” you are then drowning in the slimiest, swampiest, Trump-land inhabited by none other than Anthony Scaramucci. The Scaramucci interview will go down in infamy, and arguably, at no other time politically would anyone in his position survive this.
I made a mistake in trusting in a reporter. It won't happen again.
— Anthony Scaramucci (@Scaramucci) July 28, 2017
Don’t get it twisted here, cursing is sometimes more than appropriate, but by a burgeoning White House official during an interview, which can only be described as an official function for the White House job he is almost in? That isn’t “colorful language,” that is the blatant dumbing down of America and the destruction of the Oval Office’s credibility. That colorful language? Well, here are a few examples from the Scaramucci interview:
“Reince is a f—— paranoid schizophrenic, a paranoiac,” Scaramucci told New Yorker writer Ryan Lizza in a Wednesday phone call.
He believed that Priebus, whom he has feuded with for months, was the one who told Lizza about it.
Mimicking Priebus, Scaramucci tells Lizza: “ ‘Oh, Bill Shine is coming in. Let me leak the f—— thing and see if I can c—-block these people the way I c—-blocked Scaramucci for six months.’ ”
Scaramucci also went after White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon, saying he was only in his job for media attention.
“I’m not Steve Bannon, I’m not trying to suck my own c—,” he said. “I’m not trying to build my own brand off the f—— strength of the President. I’m here to serve the country.”
Scaramucci is feuding out loud with other members of the White House administration, and making it quite clear that any “we all get along here and love Trump,” kinds of statements coming from the White House are ostensibly fictitious. Instead of owning his own words, he blames the reporter for reporting them, which sounds a lot like his boss.
Not only that, it makes it clear, when it comes to the ability to communicate Trump’s vitriol, this man is somehow uniquely suited to do so.
Featured image via Wikipedia Commons, White House Communications Director
*This article has been updated to reflect Scaramucci’s lack of an official White House title