Anthony Scaramucci Discusses Reince Priebus, Steve Bannon With Stephen Colbert [VIDEO]
ANTHONY SCARAMUCCI ON THE LATE SHOW
In his second television interview since being fired from the Donald Trump administration, Scaramucci talked about his short-lived position as communications director. He was fired after just 10 days. “When you take a job like that, Stephen, you know there’s an expiration date,” he said. “I didn’t think I’d last too long, but I thought I’d last longer than, like, a carton of milk.”
— Anthony Scaramucci (@Scaramucci) August 15, 2017
Colbert showed the infamous picture of Scaramucci and former White House chief of staff Reince Priebus, in which the pair seem to be glaring angrily at each other. The host asked Scaramucci, or the Mooch as he is nicknamed, if he was brought in simply to get rid of Priebus and Sean Spicer. “I don’t want to say it that way,” Scaramucci started.
“Say it like the Mooch!” Colbert chided.
“So the Mooch of Long Island would say there’s no love lost there. I mean, look at the picture – there’s no love lost there,” he replied.
They then turned their attention to Bannon. “Is Steven Bannon a leaker?” Colbert asked, to which Scaramucci replied, “I said he was, and I obviously got caught on tape saying he was, so I have no problem saying that.”
“Is he going to be gone in a week?” Colbert asked?
“That’s up to the president.”
“What do you think? What does the Mooch think?”
“If it was up to me, he would be gone,” Scaramucci said. “But it’s not up to me.”
Lastly, the pair discussed the violence in Charlottesville over the weekend, which ended in Colbert asking Scaramucci if he thinks that Bannon is a white supremacist. “I don’t think he’s a white supremacist. Although I’ve never asked him… What I don’t like though is the toleration,” Scaramucci said. And while he did admit that Trump should have spoken out more forcefully and specifically against the rallies in Charlottesville, he still defended the president. “I know him as a compassionate person,” he said.