The White House’s new communications director Anthony Scaramucci definitely has a lot to say about some of the top figures in President Trump‘s administration. In an explosive interview with the New Yorker on Thursday, Scaramucci took aim particularly at chief strategist Steve Bannon.
The most notable comment was when he asked whether or not he took the White House job as a means of getting media attention. Scaramucci promptly answered the question and insulted Bannon in one fell swoop, saying “I’m not Steve Bannon, I’m not trying to suck my own c**k.” Scaramucci added “I’m not trying to build my own brand off the f**king strength of the President, I’m here to serve the country.”
Needless to say, Scaramucci’s volatile response caused an equally volatile backlash on social media, with many users being in outright disbelief.
“This is not gonna end well for Scaramucci,” wrote one user, “Mid-August best case (if not sooner).” Another tweeted out “Oh my. I just read this. And I thought it was impossible for today to get more Lord of the Flies.” Check out some of the most shocked, and mostly appalled reactions below.
Some saw this as proof that Scaramucci is not well equipped to take the position of White House communications director due to the shocking things he communicated to the New Yorker. “Anthony Scaramucci is a s***show,” tweeted one angry user, “I’ll take Sean Spicer’s incompetent stuttering any day over this rambling power-mad sociopath.”
Bradley P. Moss added “If one of my clients publicly spoke like @Scaramucci did they would’ve been fired so fast it would’ve made their head spin.”
There were also some users who were so baffled by Scaramucci’s comments that they decided to focus on the comedic value, and poke fun at an otherwise grim situation.”
This interview with @Scaramucci has the greatest on the record quotes I’ve ever read,” tweeted one user, while others compared him to the unstable characters in the Martin Scorsese films Raging Bull (1980) and Goodfellas (1990).
Scaramucci responded to the backlash on his Twitter account, where he said: “I sometimes use colorful language. I will refrain in this arena but not give up the passionate fight for @realDonaldTrump’s agenda. #MAGA.”