Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci called former White House chief of staff Reince Priebus a “fucking Sith Lord” amongst other names, in an interview Thursday.
“So, when the president turned to me and said he wanted to give me the O.P.L. job, I got a call from Reince: ‘Don’t take the O.P.L. job. … How many times in my life am I gonna be able to work in the White House and work for the president of the United States? And Reince’s answer was, ‘Actually, I’m gonna do everything I can [to help you],'” Scaramucci said in an interview with Vanity Fair. “He did say this because he’s a Washingtonian. That’s what they do to you, they say, ‘golly gee’ to your face and they act like Richie Cunningham to your face. They’re Richie Cunningham and they’re Opie from The Andy Griffith Show, but they’re the fucking Sith Lord behind your back.”
Scaramucci said Priebus was “jealous” that he was offered a position as director of the Office of Public Liaison under President Donald Trump. Scaramucci gave Preibus the nickname “rancid penis” in the interview, and said the former White House chief of staff did not like how close he was to Trump and tried to block his access to the president.
“Rancid Penis, you know, he just cannot believe this. He’s just very jealous, can’t believe I’m this close to Trump,” Scaramucci said. “Priebus had the society broken up into ‘Always Trumpers’ and ‘Never Trumpers,’ and he was trying to flood the White House staff, as the chief of staff, with ‘Never Trumpers,’ and trying to figure out ways to blockade, slow down, and keep out, particularly of the White House, the ‘Trumper-Trumpers.'”
White House Chief of Staff John Kelly fired Scaramucci in late July, 10 days after the Wall Street financier took the job.
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