Anthony Scaramucci, the White House‘s new communications director, has gone on the record blasting chief strategist Steve Bannon for figuratively trying to suck his own cock.

Apparently, nobody told Scaramucci he could speak off the record.

He’d phoned a journalist from the New Yorker on Wednesday night, trying to find the source of a recent leak, and made an off-hand comment about Bannon that is currently melting down the internet right now.

“I’m not Steve Bannon, I’m not trying to suck my own cock. I’m not trying to build my own brand off the fucking strength of the President. I’m here to serve the country.”

The journalist, Ryan Lizza, noted that Bannon declined to comment.

The absolutely wild piece mostly details Scaramucci’s increasingly deranged threats to fire the entire communications staff if Lizza didn’t reveal the source of the leak (he didn’t).

“They’ll all be fired by me,” he said at one point, getting desperate. “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.”

He also blasted chief of staff Reince Priebus (they notedly hate each other) as being a paranoid rival who “cock-blocked” his joining the White House administration for six months.  leaked news of a dinner between Scaramucci, President Trump, Melania Trump, Sean Hannity and former Fox exec Bill Shine as a way to cock-block Shine from supposedly joining the administration.


“Oh, Bill Shine is coming in,”
he said, imitating Priebus and referencing a private dinner between Shine, a former Fox News exec, and President Trump, Melania Trump, Sean Hannity and himself that was leaked to the press. “Let me leak the fucking thing and see if I can cock-block these people the way I cock-blocked Scaramucci for six months.’ ”

But honestly. Once you bring up self-fellatio, there’s really no going back.

If you want to see Scaramucci’s official response to the thing:

Honestly, if you only read one thing today, it has to be this piece.

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