Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci lashed out against former colleagues Reince Priebus and Steve Bannon in an interview released Thursday.
Priebus, President Trump’s former White House chief of staff whom he refers to as “rancid penis,” was out to get him because he was “jealous,” Scaramucci told Vanity Fair. Bannon also turned on him, he said.
“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.’”
He explained Priebus tried to get him to take a job at the Republican National Committee rather than the Office of Public Liaison and offered to help him.
“That’s what they do to you, they say, ‘golly gee’ to your face and they act like Richie Cunningham to your face,” Scaramucci told Vanity Fair. “They’re Richie Cunningham and they’re Opie from ‘The Andy Griffith Show,’ but they’re the f------ Sith Lord behind your back. They’re hitting you with a lightsaber behind your back.”
Scaramucci also took shots at Bannon for being part of the swamp.
“I helped Bannon through the three months that he was on the campaign, and we had a good relationship. But Bannon turns on me, because Bannon is ultimately railing against the swamp, but he’s actually a cock of the swamp," he said. "He’s the creature from the Black Lagoon, Bannon."
He continued: "So for all of his railing on the swamp, he is literally the pig in George Orwell’s Animal Farm that stands on his two legs the minute he gets power. He is the creature from the Black Lagoon."
Scaramucci was ousted from his job after only 10 days following a profanity-laced rant with a reporter for The New Yorker.