Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci said he was “insulted” by James Comey’s Sunday television interview and told him to “zip” his mouth.
Scaramucci said he was offended as an Italian-American at Comey’s use of the term “mob boss” to describe President Donald Trump and painted Comey as an arrogant bureaucrat who thinks he has all the answers.
“I can be insulted by that, but I really can’t do anything about it because, for whatever reason, it’s still an unprotected class of people where they can say whatever they want about you,” Scaramucci said on “Fox & Friends” Monday.
“I’m in the White House. They are saying I’m a walking pinky ring. Imagine if I was another ethnic group that couldn’t say that right? But it just speaks to Comey’s sanctimony and his lack of awareness in terms of his language. His lack of awareness of who he is as a guy.”
“They call him cardinal Comey for the reason. He thinks he’s got the answers,” Scaramucci continued. “He tries to act like is he nonpartisan but is he actually very partisan.”
Scaramucci said it was okay for Comey to be partisan so long as he is honest with the American people about his biases.
“That’s okay that you’re partisan. But let’s tell the American people how partisan you are and let’s drop the sanctimony,” Scaramucci said.
“So, I don’t like the Italian American stuff. I don’t like the hits on the president for another reason. You worked for the president. He was your boss. Okay. He elected to fire you” he concluded. “I think that when you’re the director of the FBI, you’re at a certain level where he is the president. Subordinate yourself to the president, okay, and zip your mouth.”