Short-lived former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci appeared on Fox News Sunday to sound off on The New Yorker cutting ties with Ryan Lizza.
Scaramucci, appearing on Fox News’ “Media Buzz” was asked about Ryan Lizza leaving The New Yorker.
He responded, “My first reaction was good because now [Lizza] won’t be able to do what he did to me to other people. My second reaction and frankly, I often bring you up, Howie, because you said to me that you’d never seen a journalist do that in your 40 years in Washington to a governmental official.”
Scaramucci added, “He knew the spirit and the context of that conversation was off the record, he decided to use it against me–cost me my job. But the good news is that he won’t be able to do it to anyone anytime soon as a result of his departure from The New Yorker. And again, my family had a 50 year relationship with the Lizza family on Long Island and so, he can say whatever he wants about that there’s no disputing that.” (RELATED: Scaramucci Torches NYTimes Journalist As He Denies Reports Trump Wants Him Back)
As Scaramucci noted, he lost his job as White House communications director in July 2017 after giving an expletive-filled interview to The New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza.
Lizza was let go from The New Yorker after allegations of “improper sexual conduct,” something Lizza disputes. (RELATED: Stephanie Ruhle Had The Time Of Her Life Saying ‘Penis’ On MSNBC This Morning [VIDEO])
He said in a statement, “I am dismayed that The New Yorker has decided to characterize a respectful relationship with a woman I dated as somehow inappropriate. The New Yorker was unable to cite a company policy that was violated.”