President Donald Trump reportedly reacted positively to White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci’s rant about Chief of Staff Reince Priebus in July.
Scaramucci reportedly called New Yorker reporter Ryan Lizza and proceeded to go on a wild diatribe in which he called Priebus a “fucking paranoid schizophrenic” and defended the purity of his intentions by saying, unlike Steve Bannon, he’s “not trying to suck [his] own cock.”
Trump reportedly loved Scaramucci’s rant, according to Axios Friday. While Trump appreciated Scaramucci’s aggressiveness, the same cannot be said of the White House staff, some of whom are reportedly considering resigning in the wake of the report.
“We’re told the President loved the Mooch quotes. But President Trump doesn’t like being upstaged,” Axios stated.
Scaramucci made the unprompted phone call to press Lizza on which White House staffer had leaked him information about a dinner Trump shared with Sean Hannity and Fox News’ executive Bill Shine. After Lizza refused to surrender the leakers name, Scaramucci responded by threatening to fire the entire White House communications staff.
Scaramucci believed he was off the record during the conversation although he did not make that clear to Lizza when the conversation began, according to a source close to the communications director. He responded to the report with a Tweet, in which he said “I made a mistake in trusting in a reporter. It won’t happen again.”
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