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White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci posted a curious tweet after The New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza published his scathing remarks about leakers, Reince Priebus, and Steve Bannon.
“I made a mistake in trusting a reporter,” he tweeted. “It won’t happen again.”
The cryptic tweet opens the possibility that Scaramucci thought his incendiary remarks would be off the record:
“They’ll all be fired by me,” he said. “I fired one guy the other day. I have three to four people I’ll fire tomorrow. I’ll get to the person who leaked that to you. Reince Priebus—if you want to leak something—he’ll be asked to resign very shortly.”
The issue, he said, was that he believed Priebus had been worried about the dinner because he hadn’t been invited. “Reince is a f**king paranoid schizophrenic, a paranoiac,” Scaramucci said.
He channelled Priebus as he spoke: “‘Oh, Bill Shine is coming in. Let me leak the f**king thing and see if I can cock-block these people the way I cock-blocked Scaramucci for six months.’” (Priebus did not respond to a request for comment.) [...]
“I’m not Steve Bannon, I’m not trying to suck my own c**k. I’m not trying to build my own brand off the f**king strength of the President. I’m here to serve the country.”
In a previous tweet, Scaramucci admitted that he sometimes uses “colorful language”:
We'll be on the lookout for follow-up tweets from Scaramucci.
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