Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci in a new interview with Vanity Fair released Thursday blasted former chief strategist Steve Bannon as “the creature from the black lagoon” and former chief of staff Reince Priebus as “a f-cking Sith Lord” who will “hit you with a lightsaber behind your back.”
“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.”
Scaramucci added that Bannon, a self-proclaimed populist, became part of the swamp.
“He acts more swamp-like than any person that’s ever become a Washingtonian,” Scaramucci explained. “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.”
The former administration spokesman said Priebus, whom he refers to as “Rancid Penis,” was “jealous” of his appointment.
“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.’”
The Hill added:
Scaramucci claims Priebus told him not to take the job in the Office of Public Liaison and instead take a job at the Republican National Committee. After Scaramucci objected, Priebus said he would “do everything I can to help you.”
“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.”
Scarramucci also accused Priebus and Bannon of leaking information to the media to “kill” him.
”I go from being told I’m gonna be the comms director to Priebus and Bannon trying to block me throughout the night,” he told Vanity Fair. “Now they’re trying to kill me while I’m in the job. They’re hiring oppo people: have I sexually harassed any women in my office? Please, dear God, hopefully he has. Did he do anything nefarious on Wall Street?”
Scarramucci lasted just ten days in the White House.