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Scaramucci: Matt Drudge Is A ‘Brilliant Media Entrepreneur’

Christian Datoc Audience Development Manager

Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci told The Jamie Weinstein podcast Monday that he views Drudge Report founder and publisher Matthew Drudge as a “brilliant media entrepreneur.”

“Honestly I don’t know him, but he’s a brilliant media entrepreneur,” Scaramucci told host Jamie Weinstein during a name association segment. “And I would say most people that like politics, whether they’re Democrats or Republicans, go to the site. I’m impressed with the guy. I don’t know him.”

White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci talks with the media outside the White House in Washington, DC on July 25, 2017 (TASOS KATOPODIS/AFP/Getty Images)

White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci talks with the media outside the White House in Washington, DC on July 25, 2017 (TASOS KATOPODIS/AFP/Getty Images)

“Met him a few times, He’s got a good show,” the Mooch added of Fox News host and Daily Caller founder Tucker Carlson. “He’s an incisive questioner. He’s the antidote to a Rachel Maddow, he’s the opposite side. I think Rachel Maddow is immensely talented, by the way. I watch her show.”

Scaramucci also told Weinstein he’s currently trying to launch “talk show related” programing.

“There’s a number of different things that I’ve been presented. We’ll have to see,” he explained. “I’m a commercial guy so I have to analyze what’s best for my personality, what’s best for my skill set, and what I think could work. But that could happen or it may not happen.”

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 21: Anthony Scaramucci answers reporters' questions during the daily White House press briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House July 21, 2017 in Washington, DC. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer quit after it was announced that Trump hired Scaramucci, a Wall Street financier and longtime supporter, to the position of White House communications director. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC – JULY 21: Anthony Scaramucci answers reporters’ questions during the daily White House press briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House July 21, 2017 in Washington, DC. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer quit after it was announced that Trump hired Scaramucci, a Wall Street financier and longtime supporter, to the position of White House communications director. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

“I mean, here’s the great thing about life ok? It doesn’t really matter. If it happens, that’s phenomenal and I’ll do the best I can at it. If it doesn’t happen, I’m going to be doing something else. My guess is it’ll have a positive outcome.”

You can listen to Weinstein’s interview with Scaramucci in its entirety over at National Review.

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