Mooch Entertains Colbert Audience By Getting Candid Again About Priebus, Bannon

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Posted: Aug 15, 2017 2:20 PM
Mooch Entertains Colbert Audience By Getting Candid Again About Priebus, Bannon

Former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci (who held that title for 10 days), already told us how he felt about Trump's Chief Strategist Stephen Bannon and former Chief of Staff Reince Priebus in his profanity-laced conversation with The New Yorker's Ryan LIzza, which he wrongly assumed was off the record. Scaramucci appeared on the "Late Show" with Stephen Colbert Monday night, where he weighed in on that infamous tirade and gave us some more of that candid "Mooch" banter.

Colbert, who quickly warned his guest that their conversation was "on the record," repeated some of the words Scaramucci had used in his interview with Lizza. Scaramucci "apologized" to his mom for his language. Colbert also displayed the infamous photo of Scaramucci and Priebus glaring at one another in the Oval Office, which the former also acknowledged.

"There was no love lost there," he nodded. "Look at the picture.”


Scaramucci then mused why he thought his relationship with Priebus, once friendly, turned so sour. The two were good friends when Scaramucci was still donating to the Republican National Committee, he noted. It wasn't until he was hired by President Trump that the two became adversarial.

Scaramucci also stuck by his intuition that Priebus was one of the White House leakers. With him gone, Bannon seems like the next likely source. It's one of the reasons Scaramucci says Trump should fire him. He added that he doesn't believe Bannon is a white supremacist himself, but he doesn't like the "toleration" he seems to have for white nationalism, especially after this weekend's tragedy in Charlottesville, VA.

"If it was up to me he would be gone," Scaramucci said. "But it’s not up to me."

Scaramucci clearly entertained Colbert's audience, suggesting he may have a future in television. We know his next gig will not be on "Dancing with the Stars," but he is reportedly working on a new sitcom. Keep an eye out for "Attack of the Swamp Monsters."