The Mooch is back! President Donald Trump's once and no-future communications director is getting his 15 minutes of TV fame. Anthony Scaramucci will be on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert next week. Mark your calendars and break out the popcorn!
Colbert announced via Twitter on Aug. 9 that the famously foul-mouthed former White House communications director, who was fired after less than two weeks on the job, will be on his show on Aug. 14. “This is just a heads up for our censors to get ready! #themooch,” Colbert tweeted.
Those censors may have to put in overtime on Monday. During his brief tenure in the White House Scaramucci made headlines for his expletive filled call to a New Yorker reporter, in which he tore into his colleagues in the Trump Administration and made some disturbing comments about Chief Strategist Steve Bannon's presumed flexibility (either of morals or spine, I'm not asking for details.)
In the call, Scaramucci insulted both Bannon and former Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, saying,
Reince is a f*cking paranoid schizophrenic, a paranoiac, and what he's gonna do is, 'oh, maybe Bill Shine is coming in. Let me leak the f*cking thing and see if I can cock-block these people the way I cock-blocked Scaramucci for six months.'
He also stated at the time that he wasn't interested in media attention, a stance which seems to have changed since he left the White House. He said,
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 f*cking strength of the President. I'm here to serve the country.
So, yeah, better keep that finger on the bleeping button, Late Show sound guys.
Scaramucci, for his part, doesn't seem to have commented on the booking yet, but he did retweet Colbert.
Instead, he seems to have been revisiting his famous call on Twitter.
He spent Wednesday evening attacking the New Yorker reporter, Ryan Lizza, for recording his phone call. (In Washington D.C., it should be noted, it's legal to record a conversation as long as one party has given the OK.)
It's probably too much to hope that Scaramucci would give us the dirt on the inner workings of the White House, or his feuds with Priebus and former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer. But I'm willing to bet we'll hear plenty about that phone call.
So, no one call me on Monday night. I've got plans.